Is this the green future of home heating?

Wales and West Utilities and UK Power Networks trial a new hybrid heating system

Guest Blog: Vilnis Vesma – 50 ways to waste energy

Your fellow subscriber Vilnis Vesma wrote the following for a group of energy champions that he had been training. It was intended as a light-hearted “sideways look” at the subject, and never intended to be shared more widely, but he later learned that they had been using it as a behaviour-change aid.

UK summer heatwaves projected to soar 50% higher than global average

A new study warns the country could face a ‘future of extreme heatwaves’, carrying with it a raft of serious health risks

From Overhead To Opportunity: How Monetising Your CHP is Good For Your Business and Good For The Grid

Achieving optimum efficiency from a CHP plant starts with correctly sizing and specifying it to meet site demand.

EDF seeks partners for hydrogen and direct capture demos at Sizewell C

It has issued two ‘expression of interest’ proposals and is calling on companies with relevant expertise to come forward to help deliver the projects

Heating homes with wind power could offer £26m in benefits for consumers

A new report notes up to 540GWh of wind power could be absorbed by domestic heating across off-gas grid Scotland in 2030, saving £24 million per year in wind constraint payments

Scotlands’ fuel-poor to receive £16m of new energy efficiency support

The funding aims to improve insulation and install energy efficient heating systems, in order to contribute to Scotland’s net zero targets

Government ‘must launch National Delivery Body to decarbonise heat’

Heat is currently the largest single source of carbon emissions in the UK, accounting for more than a third of greenhouse gases

Government announces extension to non-domestic RHI scheme due to coronavirus

The previous deadline of January 2021 for projects to be operational has been extended to March 2022, in order to help protect investment in the renewable heat industry

How can an electrician help make your home energy efficient?

Making your home electrically energy efficient can be quite an overwhelming task. With the amount of choice of products available on the market it can be hard knowing where to start.