Switch2 Blog

The Heated Debate: Setting the tariff for the resident

Posted by Ian Allan on 29-Sep-2016 07:00:00


Community heating schemes in the UK often struggle to recover the cost of consumer heating. Considering setting the tariff earlier in the project and with the resident in mind, can help keep costs low and fair.

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Spot the difference: Heat networks compared to gas and electricity

Posted by Ian Allan on 22-Sep-2016 12:00:00

It goes without saying that residents want a reliable heating system that will heat their home whenever they need it and for the right price. After all, 60 per cent of a household's yearly energy bills is heating.

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Timing is everything - Getting your heat network plan to work

Posted by Steve Coates on 15-Sep-2016 09:00:00

For affordable housing providers across the country, maintaining heating and hot water supplies to residents is one of the biggest challenges; especially when it comes to frequently involving the care of vulnerable user groups, and routinely gaining access to occupied properties.


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Greener energy with heat networks

Posted by Steve Coates on 08-Sep-2016 13:07:34

There is a major motive to reduce emissions from cars and electricity generation; transport and power stations actually only account for 20% and 30% respectively of our carbon emissions, compared to 50% from heat production. 

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What does decarbonising the UK mean?

Posted by Ian Allan on 01-Sep-2016 08:30:00

How can we get further up the road to decarbonising the UK, and what can we learn from other countries?

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