Guest Blog: Richard Burrell – Finding a pathway to much-needed UK heat decarbonisation

Whilst we continue to create energy milestones, such as the UK not using any coal to generate electricity for 18 days, renewable heat generation is not making the same headlines.

Swedish energy firm Vattenfall issues €500m green bond

It will support projects including renewable energy, energy efficiency as well as electrification of heat and transport

Biomass can help deliver much-needed UK heat decarbonisation

Biomass could play a pivotal role in heat decarbonisation and help the UK meet its renewable heat targets, AMP Clean Energy said today. Around 6% of heat in the UK currently comes from renewable sources, but EU targets require it to double to 12% by 2020. The Renewable Energy Association (REA) report ‘Bioenergy in the […]

UK going net-zero ‘impossible without bioenergy’

The Renewable Energy Association says the sustainable use of bioenergy is vital to the UK meeting its legally-binding Fifth Carbon Budget

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Sunderland-based engineers develop fusion reactor robot

Assystem is developing a machine able to withstand large levels of heat and radiation to remove impurities from plasma and replace components

West Sussex fired up for heat network project

A feasibility study will look into whether the project is viable from a technical and financial perspective

Guest Blog: Linda Taylor – Industry uniting behind the benefits of bioenergy

Bioenergy is the little-known leader of British renewables. That was the declaration made by the REA following the first instalment of its Bioenergy Strategy Review.

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Decarbonising heat ‘requires an almost immediate start’

The Energy Technologies Institute has now published the outcomes from the first phase of its Smart Systems and Heat programme

Guest Blog: Richard Burrell – The Biomass Trilemma: threat or opportunity?

So, what is the Biomass Trilemma? Put simply there are three key issues at play: the policy landscape, air quality and the importance of heat decarbonisation.

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Waste heat from HS2 trains ‘could be used to heat hundreds of homes’

Engineers say air source heat pumps could be used to draw warm air from the railway’s tunnels and direct it into households