SP Energy Networks launches £15m green fund

It will work with the Scottish Government and Ofgem to support green initiatives that can help boost local economic growth

Scotland offers £60m for low carbon infrastructure

The Scottish Government is launching a £60 million fund for low carbon infrastructure projects. Projects that deliver low carbon heating solutions, integrated energy systems and ultra-low emission vehicle charging infrastructure can apply for up to £100,000 of funding. Firms can also apply for up to 50% of the total value of a project up to […]

Save your cash and energy this winter

  Did you know something as small as leaving a ceiling fan running clockwise rather than anticlockwise can keep your home warm over the winter? Duke Energy says this helps push warmer air down into the living space rather than letting it rise up through a house. The power and heating firm has published a […]

Inviting Christmas guests into your ho-ho-home could cost you

Hosting family and friends over the festive period could cost the UK as much as £825 million in additional energy bills. Each household hosting guests is likely to spend around £55 more on gas and electricity than they would otherwise, according to new data from price comparison site uSwitch.com. More than half of the country’s households […]

UK project to explore hydrogen potential for heating

A project exploring the potential for using hydrogen to heat homes is underway. The £25 million Hydrogen for Heat Programme, commissioned by BEIS, will look at the feasibility of converting a small village or estate to replace natural gas with hydrogen for cooking and heating. Arup and Kiwa Gastec are working on the project, which […]

Almost third of UK expect to go cold to save money

Almost a third of UK adults expect to go without gas or power at some point this winter in order to be able to afford their energy bills. That’s according to a new survey from npower, which reveals 46% aim to reduce their heating use while around 4% are planning to make savings by cutting […]

Government plans support programme for industrial heat recovery

The UK Government is planning to introduce a support programme to increase industry confidence in identifying and investing in industrial heat recovery. It has launched a consultation on its proposals aimed at overcoming barriers to recover and reuse waste heat and increase deployment of recoverable heat technologies. Waste heat can be used in a number […]

Government fires up low carbon heat with £10m fund

The UK Government has launched a scheme to invest up to £10 million in low carbon heating technologies. Businesses can apply for a grant of £200,000 to £2 million to develop technologies that reduce carbon emissions associated with providing heat and hot water to buildings. The Innovation Fund will consider proposals for a technology, process […]

US energy emissions to fall in 2017 but rise next year

The US is expected to see a fall in energy-related carbon dioxide emissions this year, continuing the trend seen in 2015 and 2016. However, the Energy Information Administration (EIA) forecasts a 2.2% increase next year, with weather being a key factor. Its report suggests by the end of 2017, annual heating degree days are expected […]

Inefficiency means ‘renters overpaying by £13m a month’

Pockets of inefficient rented housing in the UK mean tenants are overpaying on energy by around £13 million every month. That’s according to a new study by insurance firm AXA, which suggests despite UK landlords generally making significant energy efficiency improvements in the last two years, as many as 200,000 homes could still be in breach […]