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  • Rather than using combustion, heat pumps transfer heat from one place to another. Here, Edward Thompson suggests that the latest heat pump designs can take the place of more conventional energy generators within the energy centres of district heating schemes.

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  • Waste heat from the London Underground network is now capable of providing heating and hot water to more than 1,350 homes, a school and two leisure centres in Islington thanks to a pioneering energy centre opened in March.The revolutionary Bunhill 2 Energy Centre – the first of its kind in the world...

  • Utility firm E.ON has announced plans for a pilot project to construct a geothermal deep heat power plant in Malmö, Sweden in partnership with Nordic renewable developer St1 and the Swedish Energy Agency. The €5.4mn scheme will feed heat at temperatures up to 160°C, captured through boreholes d...

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  • Waste heat from the London Underground network is now capable of providing heating and hot water to more than 1,350 homes, a school and two leisure centres in Islington thanks to the new Bunhill 2 Energy Centre. The centre uses state-of-the-art technology on the site of a disused City Road Unde...

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  • Two companies have successfully trialled selling ‘heat-as-as-service’ – rather than just retailing units of energy – as part of a ‘Living Lab’ trial run by the Energy Systems Catapult. This new approach is thought to hold much promise as a way to reduce heating bills and decarbonise the heat ma...

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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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