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'Next five years are critical': Report urges government to beef up green heat plans

Catherine Early, Business Green Summary New green heat technologies, such as heat pumps, combined heat and power systems, district heating, hydrogen and biogas, coupled with smart controls and financial innovation, could revolutionise home heating and put the UK on track to meet its net zero...


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Second Phase of Stoke-On-Trent's Heat Network Begins

Renewable Energy Magazine Summary The second phase of Stoke-On-Trent's heat network began this week when civic and business leaders from the UK city, and students from Stoke on Trent College's Urban Heat Academy, attended a ground-breaking ceremony to mark the beginning of the latest 1.4 km...


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ENGIE Wins University of Leicester contracts worth over £200m

PBCToday Summary ENGIE has secured over £200m in contracts for state-of-the-art student accommodation and regeneration scheme with Freemens Common Village LLP, for the University of Leicester ENGIE will oversee the delivery of 1,164 new student accommodation across seven blocks, the...


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Hotting up: are heat networks about to take off in the UK?

Isabella Kaminski, Engineering & Technology Summary Eighty per cent of space and water heating in UK homes is provided by standard boilers, while in Europe heat networks have proved far more efficient, Is the UK now ready to embrace this system to provide greener heating? You might...


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SHARC Energy and Borders College Powering on with Green Heat Milestone

Globe Newswire Summary VANCOUVER, British Columbia, May 23, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sharc International Systems Inc. (CSE: SHRC) (FSE: IWIA) (OTCQB: INTWF) ("SHARC" or "the Company") is pleased to announce that SHARC Energy and Borders College are celebrating the delivery of 2 gigawatt...

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Vattenfall 'front runner' for London heat network project

Adam John, Utility Week Summary Swedish energy group Vattenfall has been announced as the front runner for a low carbon heating infrastructure project in north London. The new 180-acre district heating network will be situated in Brent Cross South in Barnet and is being developed by urban...

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Adding geothermal into the UK's heat mix - utilising old coal mines

Alexander Richter, Think Geoenergy Summary With 23,000 abandoned coal mines, most of the flooded, they could provide a great opportunity to bring geothermal to the UK's heating mix, said experts at the Durham Energy Institute. In a long and enlightening article, Energy Post, describes the ...

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Innovative District Ground Source System Wins Industry 'Oscar'

Renewable Energy Magazine Summary A low-carbon renewable energy scheme involving the retrofit of ground source heat pumps into 400 flats in eight tower blocks in the London Borough of Enfield has been named District Heating Project Of The Year at the 25 th annual H&V News Awards held on...

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West Sussex virtual power plant 'could save UK £32b' if replicated nationally

Edie Newsroom Summary The developers of a new virtual power plant (VPP) system set to come online across West Sussex in stages from autumn have claimed that the model could cut the UK's energy costs by 10% if it is rolled out nationally. The project, led by energy solutions firm Moixa, was...

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Intelligent Controller for District Heating and Cooling Networks Unlocks Energy Efficiency Potentials & Boosts Renewables

Johan Desmedt, Vito Summary A consortium including a research centre, small and medium enterprises, industrial companies, a university and the European District Energy Association announces the award-winning final results of the research and innovation H2020 STORM project. The STORM project...

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