National Grid: UK action on heat essential to meet carbon reduction targets

It has launched its latest Future Energy Scenarios report, reflecting the possible supply and demand in the future

Heat networks should be regulated, says competition watchdog

Its investigation found heat network customers are not getting the same levels of protection that gas and electricity customers receive

Smart energy system designs and demonstrators offered £41.5m

Demonstration projects must be based in a large UK location such as a medium-sized town

UK to launch review into carbon monoxide alarms

It will examine the current regulations closely to establish whether they remain fit for purpose

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 […]