Scotland invests £3m to boost energy efficiency of social homes

It follows the announcement of a new standard to further improve the energy efficiency of homes in the social housing sector

Future Homes Standard: Government to ban fossil fuel systems in new builds by 2025

They will be replaced with the latest generation of clean technologies such as air source heat pumps and solar panels

Scotland fires up £30m fund for low carbon heating

The Scottish Government is providing up to 50% of the total eligible costs of a project, up to a maximum of £10m each

Government warms up for major heat pump trial

BEIS is seeking bids for around £16.5m of contracts for the management and delivery of the demonstration project

New £41m Energy SuperHub ‘game changer’ for Oxford

The project will consist of giant batteries, electric vehicle charging points as well as ground source heat pumps

Network operators commit to cut red tape for EVs and heat pumps

They have launched new reforms that will reduce paperwork to connect new installations to the grid

Ireland extends energy efficiency grants for households

Ireland has extended the range of grants and level of financial support for householders who want to make their homes more energy efficient. The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) said around 1.7 million homes could be eligible for new and increased grants. They range from €300 (£265m) for attic insulation to €700 (£617) for […]

Government fires up low carbon heat with £10m fund

The UK Government has launched a scheme to invest up to £10 million in low carbon heating technologies. Businesses can apply for a grant of £200,000 to £2 million to develop technologies that reduce carbon emissions associated with providing heat and hot water to buildings. The Innovation Fund will consider proposals for a technology, process […]

Low carbon heating projects bag £1.75m

Three low carbon heating projects have won a share of a £1.75 million fund. The schemes in Shetland, Clydebank and Glasgow will use water source heat pump technology to extract heat from water to supply low carbon heat. A £1.6 million loan will help fund a large scale sea water source heat pump scheme in […]

Community renewable energy heats up in Scotland

A new £2.3 million fund to develop water source heat pump schemes has been launched. The technology extracts heat from water even on cold days and uses the heat stored in water sources from rivers and canals to supply low carbon heat efficiently. The Water Source Heat Pumps Challenge Fund will support the development of […]