Last year, key manufacturers such as Waterfurnace Renewable Energy and LSB Industry subsidiary Climate Master managed to achieve major breakthroughs in efficiency via the incorporation of variable speed compressors into their heat pump systems.
The cost of energy in the UK is rising, creating concern about the effect on vulnerable households, and prompting calls for government intervention.
But do our European neighbors have even bigger problems? As energy prices increase across the European Union (EU), consumers in some member states are paying considerably more for their energy than us, according to a European Commission study released last week.
The savings made by installers of loft insulation, new boilers and cavity wall insulation may only be half the amount promised, but there is one area where many households are keeping warm and cutting their bills – by taking advantage of feed-in tariffs.
Energy secretary Ed Davey has lifted the lid on the government’s new community strategy.
The new strategy will see the creation of a £10 million Urban Community Energy Fund to complement the existing £15 million Rural Community Energy Fund as well as the formation of a dedicated Community Energy Unit within the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC). In addition, the government is quadrupling the Green Deal Communities Scheme to £80 million.
More than 400 farmers and landowners from across the Midlands, North Wales and North West England have applied to participate in the Renewable Energy Exchange networking event, which is being staged on Thursday 6 February at Chester Racecourse.
A new low in customer satisfaction with gas and electricity suppliers has revealed "the failings of a broken energy market", according to consumer group Which?
The possibility of a binding renewable energy target for the EU is back on the table at negotiations in Brussels.
PV Tech, Solar Power Portal’s sister site, understands that the current draft of the new 2030 centre piece of the bloc’s climate and energy policy calls for a target of either 27% or 30%. A 24% target, that would represent business as usual, has been ruled out.