Tag: renewable heat

South Gloucestershire Council explores former mines as a source of renewable heat

South Gloucestershire Council is investigating the potential use of former mine workings in the district as a source of renewable heating and cooling for new and existing buildings. An initial study of records of local disused and abandoned coal mines was carried out by the Coal Authority in July this year, which identified a number […]

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First heat pump installed under Boiler Upgrade Scheme

British Gas and Daikin have installed the first MSC-certified heat pump under the Government’s Boiler Upgrade Scheme. The Boiler Upgrade Scheme (BUS) officially goes live from 23rd May but installations commissioned from today, 1st April, are eligible, and installers can open accounts from 11th April. This install was completed at the home of a British […]

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Water source heat pump installed at York Guildhall

A water source heat pump has been installed at York Guildhall, as part of the refurbishment and redevelopment of the listed buildings. The river water will be taken into the heat pump in the basement plant room and used to heat large parts of the building. This will significantly reduce the carbon footprint of the […]

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REA responds to Heat and Buildings Strategy delay

The Association for Renewable Energy and Clean Technology (REA) has said it is disappointed that the long-awaited Heat and Buildings Strategy is to be delayed further, with publication now scheduled for the autumn. REA highlighted that the sector cannot afford any more delays and that the government must urgently address the large policy gap for […]

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Viridor and Vattenfall to harness low carbon heat

Viridor and Vattenfall have joined forces to harness low carbon heat for UK cities. The companies will work together to reduce emissions from heating in homes and commercial buildings, linking heat networks to energy recovery facilities (ERFs) across the UK. Vattenfall will work to capture heat from Viridor’s energy recovery facilities (ERFs) across the UK, the heat will then be delivered through pipes […]

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Research project investigates recovering waste heat from industry

A new project –  involving Swansea University researchers and Tata Steel – will investigate the potential for recovering waste heat from industry. The project will focus on a thermochemical heat storage material developed by Swansea University’s SPECIFIC Innovation & Knowledge Centre. Researchers will look at whether this material can be used to capture, store and release […]

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OFTEC champions renewable liquid fuel

OFTEC will champion the crucial role renewable liquid fuels have to play in a net zero future for rural homes at the Conservative Party conference this weekend, following an appearance at Labour’s conference last month. The trade association is hosting a virtual fringe event to engage directly with MPs on future off-grid decarbonisation policy this […]

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