In 2016, Bristol launched a low-carbon heat programme that would see district heating implemented in the city’s Redcliffe area. The Bristol Heat Network now supplies over 1,000 council houses with heat from gas CHP or biomass plants. (more…)
The government has invited views on the use of heat in non-domestic buildings. Its goal is to establish policies that will lead to lower energy consumption and thereby reduce emissions, improve energy security, and keep energy bills as low as possible. To develop and test these policies, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) requires more evidence from stakeholders so that they are fully aware of the different factors that impact heat use across all types of buildings and sectors.
BEIS would like to know what drives the decisions for heat sources and how building characteristics and location impact the choice of technologies used. Other questions surround actions that the government can take to reduce the use of coal and oil in buildings, as well as what innovative solutions exist that can reduce emissions from heat.