Could molten silicon be a bright idea for energy storage?

MIT researchers say they are developing a new way to store excess renewable energy and deliver it back to the grid on demand

Piggy bank on radiator
Households in south west cash out to stay warm

Residents of Truro in Cornwall are expected to pay an average of £16.35 more to heat their home over winter

Could bitcoin pay the (heating) bills after all?

Heatmine’s device uses waste heat from generating cryptocurrencies to warm buildings

Cleaning up heating ‘isn’t being ignored’

That’s the verdict from Maria Spyrou, Energy Efficiency Manager at Balfour Beatty and Jo Burton, Energy Analyst at the University of Reading

Scotland ‘must consign coal heating to dustbin of history’

Scottish Renewables says 14,000 homes across the country are still heated using the polluting fuel source

Sustainable heat hots up with £320m of government funding

The UK Government plans to offer a series of grants and loans to both the public and private sectors

Energy UK calls for VAT removal from energy bills and energy efficiency measures

The trade body says that would reduce bills by nearly £60 a year

‘Modern bioenergy’ to lead renewable growth to 2023, says IEA

It is forecast to remain the largest renewable source due to its widespread use in heat and transport

Project to install heat pumps in retirement homes ‘to save 4,000 tonnes of CO2’

Rendesco says its £5.5 million crowdfunded bond has already raised £3.69m of its £5.5m target

Using waste materials to generate on-site heat and power

In the past, technologies capable of converting waste materials into electricity have either been huge, cathedral scale incineration plants or unreliable, dirty and inefficient small-scale combustion systems.