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  • Heat decarbonisation is one of the biggest challenges ahead of the UK as it strives to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050. The country urgently needs a trained workforce to install low carbon technologies. Jennifer Johnson asks whether offshore wind offers a blueprint for scaling things up.

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  • Natural water in the ground below us could be used as a low carbon heat source in many UK towns and cities, says new research from the British Geological Survey (BGS). The public research body is now calling for more research to understand how geothermal technologies could be scaled up across the UK...

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  • Croydon Council has begun a pilot scheme with Kensa Contracting to install a ground source heat pump system at the councilowned 10-storey housing block in New Addington. The installation aims to cut carbon emissions, help improve air quality and save up to £300 per home per year on more than 40...

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  • Nations around the world face a huge challenge in decarbonising heating and cooling systems. According to the IEA, heat is the largest energy end-use, responsible for around 50% of global energy consumption. In 2017, just 10% of this heat generation was from renewable sources, mainly bioenergy.As di...

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  • The scale and complexity of the transition to decarbonise domestic heat requires an immediate start if the UK is to meet its emissions targets. Jonathan Wills explains why consumers have a significant role to play in determining how this transition takes place.

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  • Funding has been secured to drill the first well for a pioneering geothermal heat and power project to be built at Cornwall’s Eden Project. Project partners said that the £17mn funding will enable them to start drilling on Eden’s site next summer. The money has been secured from a mixture of pu...

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  • Whichever technologies are brought forward to supply low carbon heat to UK homes, the first priority remains to improve the energy performance of the fabric of the buildings. And this is ultimately a public policy and user behaviour issue, as Jennifer Johnson reports.  

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  • Bristol City Council’s 133 homes at Ashton Rise are being built using the high efficiency Sig iHouse solution, and heated by individual Kensa ground source heat pumps connected to a shared ground loop array of boreholes. The installation should see each home making lifetime carbon savings of 30...

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  • A consortium of pioneering gas transmission projects, under the banner of H21, led by Northern Gas Networks, aims to demonstrate that the UK gas grid can be converted to hydrogen technically, safely and economically. Brian Davis reports.

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  • In order to meet emissions reductions targets, every sector of the economy must be decarbonised, including power, heat and transport. This Energy Insight focuses on heat, including space heating, water heating and industrial processes.• What progress has been made in decarbonising heat?• What are th...

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    • Record type: Energy Insight

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