Great Britain

  • 17th International Symposium on District Heating and Cooling, Nottingham

    The 17th International Symposium on District Heating and Cooling will takes place from Septemer 6th – 9th 2021 in Nottingham, UK or online (decision in April 2021). The Symposium aims at gathering the international research community around issues important for District Energy development. The...

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  • “Solar thermal cooling reduces the strain on the power grid”

    “Solar thermal cooling reduces the strain on the power grid”

    Global IEA Solar Heating and Cooling research platform Task 65, called Solar Cooling for the Sunbelt Regions, aims to provide countries in Africa, Asia and the MENA region with specifications and know-how of solar thermal and PV air conditioning. To achieve this, researchers and...
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  • Grants for 600,000 renewable heating systems in England

    Grants for 600,000 renewable heating systems in England

    In early August, the UK government announced a GBP 2 billion (USD 2.61 billion) Green Homes Grant scheme that will fund up to two-thirds of the cost of home improvements, including solar thermal systems, heat pumps and insulation, for over 600,000 residential buildings. From the end of...
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  • Touring exhibition shows retrofits in 11 historic buildings

    Touring exhibition shows retrofits in 11 historic buildings

    In October, Vienna became the first venue for the new touring exhibition Historic Buildings Energy Retrofit Atlas. At the European Congress on the Use, Management and Conservation of Buildings of Historical Value held in Austria’s capital, 12 roll-up banners showed the positive impact that...
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  • Solar Is UK's Best District Heating Option

    Solar Is UK's Best District Heating Option

    The UK government has clear and ambitious plans to raise the share of district heating (DH) in total heat consumption. GBP (Pound Sterling) 320 million is said to be made available for increasing the number of households connected to DH from 220,000 to 8 million by 2030, or to 30 % of today...
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  • Greenshop

    Great Britain: Rumours of Closing down Renewable Heat Incentives

    Since the win at the general election May 2015, the UK Conservative Party has made significant changes to policies that were related to energy and environment protection. These include the currently in parliament discussed reduction of subsidies for wind and solar PV with the Feed-In...
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  • All-Energy Exhibition & Conference, Aberdeen

    The All-Energy Exhibition & Conference will take place in ‘Europe’s Energy City’, Aberdeen, on 21 and 22 May 2014. As an annual event, All-Energy brings together all sectors and elements of the renewables / sustainable energy industry and provides a platform for the...

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  • UK: Domestic RHI Tariff Applies to Installations After 15 July 2009

    UK: Domestic RHI Tariff Applies to Installations After 15 July 2009

    In July 2013 the UK’s Department of Energy & Climate Change (DECC) confirmed the tariff rates for the long-awaited Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI). The Government’s press release at 12 July 2013 promises that the solar thermal tariff will be set at ‘at least 19.2 Pound Stirling pence...

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  • Great Britain: Zero Carbon or Nearly Zero Carbon?

    Great Britain: Zero Carbon or Nearly Zero Carbon?

    In December 2006, the UK Government set a new policy that all new homes in England would be ‘zero carbon’ from 2016 and introduced an initiative called the Code for Sustainable Homes (CSH), which would allow ratings to measure different levels of compliance. Although initially confusing...

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  • Great Britain: RHI Delays Blamed for 35% Drop Solar Thermal Sales

    Great Britain: RHI Delays Blamed for 35% Drop Solar Thermal Sales

    Quarterly solar thermal statistics from the UK’s Solar Trade Association (STA) covering 80 % of the total market volume show that solar thermal sales have decreased by 35% in the first quarter of 2013 when measured against the same period in 2012 (see chart on the left and...

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  • All-Energy Exhibition & Conference, Aberdeen

    The All-Energy Exhibition & Conference will take place in ‘Europe’s Energy City’, Aberdeen, on 22 and 23 May 2013. As an annual event, All-Energy brings together all sectors and elements of the renewables / sustainable energy industry and provides a platform for the...

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