Infrared heating over heat pumps?

A new study claims infrared heating is more cost-effective and energy efficient than heat pumps – and could be the answer to net zero

UK fires up £19m cash boost for five new heat networks

Ofgem has been appointed as Britain’s heat networks regulator to ensure consumers receive a ‘fair price’ and reliable supply of heat

Newcastle secures £27.5m to decarbonise public buildings

The scheme is predicted to remove up to 4,050 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions a year

All new build homes in the UK to be ‘zero carbon ready’ by 2025

Under the new regulations, new buildings will produce 80% lower carbon emissions compared to current levels

Nearly a quarter of Brits ‘live above unused coal mines with low carbon heat potential’

The water from flooded mines can be used as a sustainable heat source, according to the British Geological Survey and the Coal Authority

National Insulation Association calls on government to extend £2bn Green Homes Grant

The body’s concerns stem from the lifespan of the initiative which is considered to be too short to deliver the ambitious government’s target of 600,000 homes

French Government bans outdoor heaters at cafés and restaurants to tackle climate change

Under the new guidance all the doors of all heated or air-conditioned buildings will have to remain closed

Vattenfall to deliver low carbon heating to 10,500 London homes

The project could bring an up to 90% reduction in households’ carbon dioxide emissions compared to conventional gas boilers

Midlothian Council partners with Vattenfall for district heating network

They have formed a 50:50 joint venture for the project and will also explore the potential of thermal storage and other local heat sources

Energy Systems Catapult chosen to manage £16.5m heat pump trial

The pilot project aims to understand the technical and practical feasibility of a large-scale installation of heat pumps