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BEC to create UK's First Net Zero Microgrid

Irish Tech News Summary Bristol Energy Cooperative (BEC) is creating the UK’s first community-owned, net-zero, domestic housing microgrid at a new development in Bristol. The project will be part-funded by the public through a £2 million share-offer, which the not-for-profit organisation...


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Energy game-changer: Considering combined heat and power (CHP)

Open Access Government Summary Tim Broadhurst, CCO at CooperÖstlund Ltd , explores the financial and environmental benefits of considering CHP as part of a blended energy programme The National Grid, a centralised system with an oligopoly of energy providers and a dated logistics...


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Viridor and Vattenfall partner to capture EfW heat

Letsrecylce.com Summary According to a statement from Viridor, the two companies are now beginning the “exciting journey to develop potential projects together” to capture heat from the facilities. Once captured, the heat will be “delivered through pipes developed and operated by...


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22% of people in the UK consider climate change ‘biggest issue’ of today

Circular Summary However, the study between Veolia and YouGov also found that two in five adults said that their concern about carbon in 2020 had grown over the last 5 years. Waste management firm Veolia says ‘we need to change the narrative’, and that protecting the planet needs to be at...


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GeoScience: Geothermal District Heating a Low-Carbon Solution for the UK

Think GeoEnergy Summary On its website, GeoScience in the UK shared its take on how geothermal district heating can be a low-carbon solution for the United Kingdom in an article by Lucy Cotton. “Heat is the largest energy consuming sector in the UK today” (the Department for Business,...


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Regulatory Developments on Heat Networks

The Law Society Gazette Summary The decarbonisation of heat is anticipated to play a fundamental role in achieving net zero carbon emissions. The pressure to realise net zero, enshrined in the Climate Change Act 2018, whereby carbon emissions are reduced to as close to zero as possible by...


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Cornwall energy centre at Langarth would be 'first for the UK'

The Packet Summary In what has been described as "an exciting first for the UK," the Cornwall Council-led scheme is proposing to build its own renewable power energy centre at Langarth Garden Village, which should ultimately provide up to 3,500 homes, a new primary school and an extension to...


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Uswitch study highlights UK universities using biomass and other renewables

Bioenergy Insight Summary A study into UK universities’ commitments to sustainable energy by price comparison service Uswitch has highlighted which educational facilities are doing the most to limit the effect on their environment. The study found 53 of the 105 universities that...


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Green technology to power thousands of homes in Leeds

Environment Journal Summary As part of the council’s commitments to reach net-zero, they have gone out to tender for a provider to design, develop and deliver six new district heating networks that will reduce carbon emissions. The council is currently exploring a range of options to power...


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UK report highlights benefits of nuclear cogeneration

World Nuclear News Summary The policy briefing - titled Nuclear cogeneration: Civil nuclear energy in a low-carbon future - says the introduction of more intermittent renewable generation, coupled with the need to reduce gas-fired generation, demands greater flexibility from nuclear...