Scotland fires up £30m fund for low carbon heating

The Scottish Government is providing up to 50% of the total eligible costs of a project, up to a maximum of £10m each

Case Study – Archbishop Sentamu Academy – AMP Clean Energy

Hull academy reaps financial rewards of renewable heat payments

Guest Blog: Gill Alker – Renewable Heat

Could your organisation be missing out on Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) payments?

Nearly half of Welsh power came from renewables in 2017

There are more than 67,000 renewable energy projects in the country, with a combined capacity of almost 3.7GW

IEA: Policymakers must pay more attention to renewable heat

Policymakers must give more attention to renewable heat to help with the clean energy transition and meet emissions targets. That’s the view of Ute Collier, Senior Renewable Energy Analyst at the International Energy Agency (IEA), who believes many countries are focusing policies on renewable electricity but renewable heat is getting “much less attention”. She said renewable […]

Green gas from UK bins ‘could decarbonise heat’

The UK’s dustbins could hold the answer to decarbonising the heat sector with affordable biogas. That’s the suggestion from gas distribution network Cadent, formerly National Grid, which has suggested waste from the nation’s homes, farms, sewage and food could generate enough sustainable fuel to keep between seven and 15 million homes warm each year. There […]

UK ‘should fund green heat over nuclear’

  The government is spending “far too much on nuclear” and should instead be ploughing this money into decarbonising the heat sector. That’s according to former Energy Secretary Sir Ed Davey MP, who told ELN although nuclear power should be “kept on the table because it’s low carbon and may be needed in the future”, […]

Scottish councils win £4.4m for energy efficiency

Scottish councils are receiving £4.4 million to improve energy efficiency in homes, businesses, communities and public buildings. A total of 15 local authorities will use the funding for energy saving measures to reduce emissions and tackle fuel poverty. Scottish Business and Energy Minister Paul Wheelhouse visited Saughton Park in Edinburgh where two large-scale ground source […]

Scottish renewable heat sector sees huge growth

Scottish renewable heat output registered its biggest annual growth last year since 2008. It increased by more than 1,100GWh in 2015, a report from the Energy Saving Trust on behalf of the Scottish Government revealed. That’s a rise of 37% compared to 2014 at more than 4,100GWh, it added. Total capacity of green heat in the country was […]

Inquiry into 2020 renewable heat targets launched

An inquiry into the UK’s renewable heat and transport targets for 2020 has been launched. The Energy and Climate Change Committee will explore the main challenges and potential solutions to meeting the goals. The 2009 EU Renewable Energy Directive set a target for the UK to generate 15% of its energy use from renewable sources […]