Innovation, technology & operations

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Rewire-NW, which is led by community energy and sustainability charity Pure Leapfrog, has won a share of £21m of funding from UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) for 10 ground-breaking smart UK energy projects.

Vital Energi signs up for 18MW energy from waste plant

Energy generation and supply specialist Vital Energi has signed a contract to develop a new energy from waste facility near Burton upon Trent, which will eventually generate 18MWe of electricity from non-recyclable Refuse Derived Fuel (RDF).

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Tube plan among local energy projects scooping £21m from...

The Department for Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has revealed 10 demonstration phase projects sharing £21m from UK Research and Innovation's (UKRI) Local Smart Energy Designs programme, including a scheme to recycle heat from London Underground tunnels.

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Five hydrogen projects share £28m BEIS funding

Five projects geared to developing hydrogen as a low carbon fuel are to share £28m in government funding, as part of a £90m funding package aimed at cutting both domestic and industrial emissions.

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SSEN starts EV switch after 'new normal' pledge

Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN), part of the wider SSE Group, has taken delivery of the first electric vans to serve communities across Scotland.

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Ransomware cyberattack shuts down US gas facility

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), a federal agency of the US government, has warned energy asset operators in the US to fully secure their networks after a hacker was able to gain access to the operating system at a natural...

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Laying the foundations for heat network growth

Government proposals to increase customer protection and accelerate decarbonisation across heat networks, now backed by a multi-million funding commitment, are welcome news, says Switch2 Energy chief executive Richard Slee

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Electrifying the low carbon heat debate

The Ground Source Heat Pump Association (GSHPA) begins 2020 with a new look and a new confidence that - with heat pumps emerging as a favoured option in the government's Future Homes consultation - the sector is about to come into its own.