Government has this week launched a consultation on how best to allocate £320m of funding for low-carbon heating projects in urban areas. The money was allocated in the Spending Review last year and the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) is now consulting on how best to deploy the funding, including deciding what kind of projects should be supported and how the progress of projects should be monitored.
Business Green 30th June 2016 read more »
The UK government is to invest £320 million over the next five years in schemes across towns and cities in England to take low carbon heat and supply it to keep homes and businesses warm. Heat can be taken from a range of sources including large heat pumps, combined heat and power plants and deep geothermal plants, which take heat from underground rocks miles below the surface of the earth. It is then pumped around homes and businesses which is great for bringing down the cost of energy bills and it also helps to reduce carbon emissions. Without a network, it is impossible to re-use this heat and it simply gets dumped into the atmosphere. In Islington for example, they are expanding their existing heat network at Bunhill so that it can take heat that comes out of the London Underground (Northern line) and put it into their network.
Scottish Energy News 1st July 2016 read more »