Scottish geothermal heating system gets funding boost
The Scottish Government has awarded nearly £2 million to build the first geothermal heating system north of the border in nearly two decades on the site of a former Johnnie Walker bottling plant.
Vital Energi bags £15m contract to build district heating network
Vital Energi has won a £15 million contract to build a new district heating network in the London borough of Enfield.
Consumers pose biggest barrier to low-carbon heat
Winning over consumers will be the biggest barrier to the deployment of low-carbon heating, according to a senior figure at Ofgem.
BEIS not ‘jumping to conclusions’ on heat rules
The government is not "jumping to conclusions" about the best way to protect to consumers and investors in the district heating market, a senior official has said.
Scotland’s low-carbon infrastructure gets £43m boost
Scotland's low-carbon infrastructure is to reeceive a £43 million boost after the devolved government awarded funding to 13 projects around the nation.
Regulator warns of heat network pricing problems
Ofgem has warned the Scottish Government against the perils of pricing for heat networks, which could lead to "poor outcomes" for customers.
Low-carbon heat networks awarded £24 million
The government has awarded a total of just over £24 million to nine local authorities around Britain to kick-start the roll out of low-carbon heat networks.
Support for heat networks could unlock £22bn of investment
Supporting heat networks with low-carbon subsidies and a new regulatory framework could unlock nearly £22 billion of private sector investment between now and 2030, the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) has claimed.
District heat: follow the leading light?
District heating has made inroads in Copenhagen that developers in the UK could only dream of, but could and should the UK follow in Denmark's footsteps?
Campaign group calls for extra conditions on heat network funding
Campaign group Fuel Poverty Action has called for additional conditions to be attached to government funding for heat networks to ensure consumer’s interests are protected.
Accelerated deployment could exacerbate design issues, warns heat industry
Parts of the heat network supply chain are not ready for the accelerated deployment that is likely to be driven by the £320 million funding awarded through the Heat Networks Investment Project, industry has warned.
£39m pilot launches heat networks investment project
The first stage of the £320 million Heat Networks Investment project announced by the government last year has been launched with a £39 million pilot scheme.
A leap forward in heat trust
The introduction of a new calculator for consumers on heat networks will transform transparency and enable growth in the sector, says Casey Cole.
Open data could save UK heat networks £400 million in 10 years
The use of open data by heat networks could save the emerging heat market £400 million and 800,000 tonnes of CO2 over the next 10 years, according to new analysis.
The heyday for heat is coming
Network editor Jane Gray introduces the June issue with some thoughts on the development of UK heat networks.
Heat Interface Units: efficiency and performance expectations
Heat Interface Units are integral elements in any heat network, but they are also often a source of inefficiency and confused expectations shows a project funded by the department of Energy and Climate Change.
Strategy & Management
Data: maximising value, minimising risk
Guru System's Casey Cole explains how to maximise value from data while minimising the associated risks of sharing.