Australia unveils poo-powered heat plan for homes

Wastewater will power thousands of homes in Sydney

Is water from disused coal mines the best alternative to gas boilers?

A £450k project will explore whether mine water from disused coal mines could be used to heat homes and schools

Another council considers creating “warm banks”

Lancashire County Council has agreed to look at plans for operating spaces to keep people warm amid soaring energy bills

Octopus offers free electric blankets for customers struggling with their bills

The move aims to support customers in financial hardship

Nearly 24% of elderly ‘face the dilemma ‘eat or heat”

More than half of over-65s said they would have to heat their homes less this winter, according to a new survey

NI families to get one-off payments of £200 for energy bills

People who are needing support most will receive the payment

OVO Energy boss talks about the “cuddle your pet to stay warm” mail

Stephen Fitzpatrick apologised for the mail sent to customers and said “somebody had a bad day”

OVO Energy’s ‘keep warm’ campaign sparks backlash

The energy supplier apologised over the “poorly judged” and “unhelpful” content

Planted building facades could slash energy bills, new study finds

‘Living walls’ can slash the amount of heat lost by more than 30%, according to new research

New benefit to help families of disabled children with heating costs

The payments will be made automatically to eligible families through Social Security Scotland starting this winter