UK Government seeks views on future low carbon heat support beyond the RHI

The plan backs replacement of Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) with a new Clean Heat Grant, which will provide support for heat pumps and in certain circumstances biomass

Wastewater-heated greenhouses ‘nearly as big as Vatican City’ to be built in East Anglia

Collectively, the sites could ‘create over 8000 new jobs and increase the UK’s clean heat output by almost 3TWh per year’

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 […]