communal heating News

  • Guide shows business planning steps to provide financial returns on community heating

    ENER-G Switch2 has published a new e-guide to business planning for  community heating ...


    By ENER-G

  • Publication of the community energy strategy

    The Government is today publishing the Community Energy Strategy and I will be depositing copies of it in the Libraries of the House. This is the first ever Community Energy Strategy published by a UK Government. It sets out the role that communities can play in helping to meet the UK’s energy and climate change ...

  • Developing ESCo solutions for small scale residential community energy/district heating schemes

    Yan Evans, Director of ENER-G Switch2 Will be speaking in Manchester at Event City on 21 March at the CHP/Renewables/Power/ Roadshow on the subject of "Modelling and developing small-scale residential community energy/district heating ESCo solutions". There is a powerful mandate to deliver affordable energy through low carbon decentralised energy ...


    By ENER-G

  • New three-in-one smart billing technology takes risk out of community heating

    Heat metering and billing specialist Switch2 has launched a stylish new three-in-one smart pay-as-you-go billing and energy management system for community heating schemes. Incontro  helps developers and landlords to manage costs, reduce debt ...


    By ENER-G

  • Next steps on Renewable Heat

    Progress on support for renewable heat hots up today with the publication of three consultations on the Coalition’s Renewable Heat Incentive scheme (RHI). The RHI, the first of its kind in the world, was launched for the non domestic sector in November last year, with a scheme for householders intended to open in Summer 2013. Renewable Heat Incentive for householders ...

  • Ground Source Heat Pump Association

    Check against delivery Good morning. I am delighted to be speaking here today at the Ground Source Heat Pump Association’s fourth technical seminar with so many esteemed representatives from across industry and academia… and not just from the UK! I’m always keen to see the progress that other countries are making on renewable energy so it’s good to see delegates ...

  • GBP 4m bioenergy fund on offer for community organisations

    Business and community organisations such as schools and hospitals can now apply for £4M of new funding to buy and install bio-energy systems. Under the Bio-Energy Capital Grants scheme, grants of up to £500,000 are on offer to individual projects that want to install biomass boilers, CHP systems or anaerobic digesters. The sum on offer should be 40 per cent of the cost difference between a ...

  • Community hall powered by sun, wind and soil

    A new community hall in Woolsery has become one of the first halls in the South West to be powered by three forms of renewable energy technology. Woolfardisworthy Sports and Community Hall will be a low-carbon building, powered by heat and light generated by the sun, the wind and geothermal energy. Solar panels on the south-facing roof and a 15-metre tall wind turbine now provide electricity. ...


    By EDF Energy

  • Communities to benefit from hosting nuclear power stations

    The scale and duration of the impact of new nuclear power stations on their localities is to be recognised by ensuring communities benefit from the role they play in national power generation, Ministers announced today. Communities around eight sites in England and Wales could be in line to receive benefits worth up to £1000/MW over 40 years from when the nuclear power stations begin ...

  • Minto Upgrades Community Lodge with START Support

    The Lakeview Lodge is the heart of Minto, a small Alaska Native village 126 miles northwest of Fairbanks. The 12,000-square-foot building is used daily for school and senior lunch programs, community meetings, and village council operations. “It is critical to the community,” said Bessie Titus, Administrator for the Minto Village Council, which represents 210 residents. But the lodge, ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Aberdeen Heat and Power District Energy Centres

    Aberdeen City Council (ACC) had conducted a study of its housing stock and established that the multi-storey buildings (of which they have 59 in Aberdeen) were too expensive to heat. These buildings also had lower energy ratings, thus people living in them were subject to high energy bills. In 2002, as one of the results of the study, they set up the ‘not for profit’ company  ...


    By Clarke Energy

  • £7m for social landlord renewable heat projects

    46 social landlords across Great Britain have been awarded a share of £7million to get renewable heating into the homes of their social tenants, Energy and Climate Change Minister Greg Barker announced today. The 46 winners are the first wave of successful bidders to be announced under the latest round of the social landlords Renewable Heat Premium Payment (RHPP) competition, launched in ...

  • Easy integration of industrial heating processes into automated systems

    Two new product lines for controlling electrical heating elements in 230 V and 400 V/480 V networks: Siplus HCS4200 and HCS4300 Industrial heating processes integrated in TIA Portal: simplified engineering, effective diagnosis and parameterization New heating control systems from Siemens switch and control heating panels and elements in industrial applications: Siplus HCS4200 is ...


    By Siemens AG

  • Aberdeen Heat & Power Expands District Heating Scheme with New Ice Rink CHP

    Marking a new phase in cutting Aberdeen’s energy costs and reducing the area’s carbon emissions. Aberdeen Heat and Power has contracted with Clarke Energy to supply the generator for an additional generator for their Seaton network, which will be located at the Lynx Ice Arena on Aberdeen’s beach ...


    By Clarke Energy

  • Quesnel community energy system - first of its kind in North America

    The City of Quesnel and Terasen Gas have signed a letter of intent to conduct final feasibility work on a unique renewable energy system in Quesnel in cooperation with West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd. and BC Hydro. The agreement in principle is to implement a combined heat and power system that will serve as both an energy source and economic benefit for its partners and the communities they serve. ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Breakfast seminars show how to make the most of community energy schemes

    Community energy specialist ENER-G Switch 2  and Winckworth Sherwood, London’s leading housing law firm, are providing a series of three free ...


    By ENER-G

  • Alaska Natives Benefit from First-Ever Community Energy Development Workshop

    As Alaska Native villages prepared for winter and the intensified energy challenges the season will bring, DOE’s Office of Indian Energy (DOE-IE) and DOE’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Tribal Energy Program co-hosted a workshop focused on solutions to those challenges. Held in Anchorage, Alaska, on October 16 and 17, the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency for ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • U.S. Energy Department launches “Clean Energy in Our Community” video series

    Today, the U.S. Energy Department launched the “Clean Energy in Our Community” video series, which will feature small communities throughout the country that are striving to become more sustainable, are investing in the green economy, and are bringing the benefits of clean energy to local residents and workers.  The Energy Department kicked off the series with a ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • R.I. Officials, EPA Celebrate Successful Climate Showcase Communities Partnership

    Rhode Island’s Congressional delegation today joined the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), elected officials, and community leaders to celebrate innovative work accomplished by four Ocean State communities to reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions in municipal and residential buildings. The communities -- East Greenwich, North Providence, South Kingstown, and ...

  • National Grid heating fund assistance since 2005 tops $7 million

    National Grid and the National Grid Foundation are once again helping to make winter warmer for New Englanders and New Yorkers in need by contributing a total of $1.2 million to heating assistance funds in both regions, where the company delivers electricity and natural gas to some seven million customers. This is an increase of more than 30% over last year and represents combined donations from ...

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