Dutch gas firm plans reductions in usage

A new nitrogen plant could enable less natural gas to be extracted

Crypocurrencies start hotting up with new heater

Qarnot’s QC1 mining processor uses waste heat to keep homes and offices warm

Keele Uni hots up with new energy centre

Vital Energi has begun the expansion of Keele University’s current energy centre and is installing an additional district heating network for a new science building on campus. The £1.3 million project will increase clean heat capacity and install 400 metres of district heating pipe, along with the fitting of new water mains, water reservoir equipment and […]

Current cold spell ‘sets gas demand soaring’

The current cold spell sweeping Europe could see temperatures fall by as much as 12°C below seasonal norms and has already set gas demand soaring. That’s according to a new report from analytics business S&P Global Platts, which suggests storage levels are becoming depleted across the continent. It says wholesale gas prices, which are strongly […]

Southeast Asia ‘on course to meeting green goals’

Southeast Asian nations are on course to meeting their goal of sourcing 23% of total primary energy from renewables by 2025. That’s according to new analysis from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), which suggests achieving this target would significantly improve access to affordable clean energy in the region. Currently, 65 million people in the […]

Suppliers ‘must rethink the way they sell heat’

Consumers could be ready to move to low carbon heat technologies if the industry changes how it presents its products and services. That’s according to a new report from the Energy Technologies Institute (ETI), which suggests the emergence of smart meters and ‘connected home’ data could allow suppliers to sell energy on the basis of […]

Government announces new renewable heat rules

The government has announced new renewable heat rules to strengthen industry safeguards. The Department for Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has released its response to the consultation regarding the Non-domestic Renewable Heat Incentive. It has proposed to restrict certain types of fuel drying supported under the UK’s flagship heat decarbonisation scheme. It could stop […]

Geothermal project at Welsh mine awarded £6.5m

The government has awarded a £6.5 million grant to a geothermal energy project in Wales. The project in Bridgend will pump naturally-heated water from an old coal mine called the Caerau Colliery and use it to heat 150 homes. The scheme, which is estimated to cost a total of around £9.4 million, will pump water […]

Severn Trent invests £15m in biomethane plants

Severn Trent has invested £15 million in three new biomethane gas-to-grid plants. The water company, which serves eight million people across the Midlands and Wales, says the power generated will be enough to heat more than 8,000 homes for a year. However, it plans to use the biogas fermented from sewage sludge, contaminated energy crops […]

RBS saves 10 tonnes of emissions with clean heat

The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) has saved more than 10 tonnes of carbon emissions in the last year through an efficient heating innovation. The bank installed Endo Enterprises’ EndoTherm technology across three of its branches and in doing so, reduced its gas consumption by 29%. The equipment reduces the energy needed to heat a […]