Gateshead funding major energy scheme with EU grants

Gateshead funding major energy scheme with EU grants

Gateshead Council has started construction on two more major energy schemes, thanks to securing £5.4m in European grants. The two schemes will see a further 600 homes, and several public buildings connected to district energy networks, to provide low-cost, low-carbon heat and power for residents and buildings alike. The grant funding comes from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), and is specifically for investing in low carbon projects. The first scheme is called Gateshead HEIGHTs…

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West Point Military Academy Installs Kingspan Solar Thermal Technology at New Barracks

West Point Military Academy Installs Kingspan Solar Thermal Technology at New Barracks

West Point is a world-renowned US military academy with a 200-year history and a prodigious alumni list. The Academy planned the opening of a new $200m barracks to house 650 cadets as part of an investment programme to upgrade buildings and accommodation. The six-storey, granite-clad Davis Barracks were commissioned to help relieve some crowding, as well as provide additional, flexible accommodation during the modernisation and refurbishment of other barracks. The Academy’s project team were keen…

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UK Power Networks gives major boost to flexible renewable energy

UK Power Networks gives major boost to flexible renewable energy

UK Power Networks is calling on energy resources to offer their services to support the distribution network during periods of high electricity demand. Until now, such contracts were used to support the national power system, and rarely on the local network. The new flexibility services contracts are expected to have three key benefits: A new way for electricity generators, storage, major consumption users and aggregators to offer their resource to create additional income More efficient…

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RINNAI Takes on Man v Machine Challenge

RINNAI Takes on Man v Machine Challenge

Rinnai, manufacturer of the market leading Infinity hot water heating units, has started a challenge that puts its product against tough opposition in the form of super league rugby team Widnes Vikings. Rinnai, an official sponsor of the Widnes Vikings rugby league club, put its Infinity water heaters head to head with the players in a contest of Man v Machine. The result is a series of YouTube videos that, right from kick off, see…

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Public Sector Set to Benefit from Cutting Edge Sustainable Energy Solutions

Public Sector Set to  Benefit from Cutting Edge Sustainable Energy Solutions

Public sector organisations in England and Wales are about to benefit from £320M of support from the Government to decarbonise building heating systems. The Heat Networks Investment Project (HNIP) is due to enter its main funding phase in 2017 and Metropolitan, the leading independent district energy and multi-utility infrastructure provider, is using its expertise to meet this new demand for sustainable, low-carbon district energy systems. Both the UK and Scottish Governments have made available funding…

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RenewableUK Sets Out Manifesto for Strong Energy Future

RenewableUK Sets Out Manifesto for Strong Energy Future

RenewableUK is highlighting the benefits of renewable energy in a new manifesto, “Powering Britain”, published in the run-up to the next General Election. In the document, the trade association points out that renewable energy has become a mainstream technology which is driving down consumer bills, as new onshore wind is the cheapest technology bar none, and offshore wind is set to be cheaper than nuclear power. Meanwhile wave and tidal energy are scaling up to…

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Grant Support to Facilitate Installation of Heat Recovery Systems in Five Locations Across Scotland

Grant Support to Facilitate Installation of Heat Recovery Systems in Five Locations Across Scotland

Following the recent announcement by Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon at this year’s All Energy Event in Glasgow, SHARC Energy Systems the wholly owned European arm of Vancouver-based International Wastewater Systems Inc. (“IWS” or the “Company”) (CSE:IWS) (FRANKFURT:IWI), are pleased to confirm they have been awarded grant support to facilitate the installation of SHARC waste water heat recovery systems at five locations across Scotland. SHARC’s innovative technology that allows sewers to be used to generate…

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26 Scottish Companies are Part of New £800m Energy Efficiency Contract

26 Scottish Companies are Part of New £800m Energy Efficiency Contract

A national energy efficiency contract worth up to £800m over four years is launched today, bringing major opportunities for Scottish businesses. The new framework is Scotland Excel’s largest ever contract opportunity, with 26 Scottish companies securing places as suppliers – 21 of which are micro or SME. The contract will help councils and housing associations drive forward energy efficiency measures in their properties to tackle fuel poverty, create warmer homes for local people and cut…

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Twelve Projects Shortlisted for EU Sustainable Energy Awards 2017

Twelve Projects Shortlisted for EU Sustainable Energy Awards 2017

EU Sustainable Energy Week 2017 #EUSEW17 Twelve finalists have been chosen for this year’s EU Sustainable Energy Awards, which recognise outstanding innovation in energy efficiency and renewables. The Awards are a major part of the EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW), back for its 12th edition on the 19-25th June 2017. Winners will be announced at a prestigious Awards Ceremony in Brussels on the 20th June, at the EUSEW high-level Policy Conference. The nominees have been…

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University of Manchester Fails to Divest From Fossil Fuels

University of Manchester Fails to Divest From Fossil Fuels

In the midst of a rapidly growing fossil fuel divestment movement, students at the University of Manchester have protested the university’s failure to divest its endowment from fossil fuels. After an 2 yearlong consultation period, the University Board of Governors has voted to continue investing in the fossil fuel industry. Lizzy Haughton, Ethical and Environmental Officer at University of Manchester Students’ Union, said: “The updated social responsibly policy is too vague and makes no solid…

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