While the challenges of decarbonising heat are well known, a clear plan to achieve it is yet to emerge. The case for public private partnerships with local authorities has never been stronger says Jody Pittaway sector director for SSE Enterprise Heat
The road map for water companies to reach net zero by 2030, bringing forward spending from AMP8, and the big ask from government - these were just some of the themes on the agenda when Denise Chevin caught up with Anglian Water's chief executive.
Coronavirus has wreaked havoc on the jobs market, particularly in regions already down on their luck. Jess Railston an analyst at the Energy and Climate Intelligence Unit explains how action on zero carbon can level the country up.
How can energy and water companies help drive the post-Covid recovery and build a greener and fairer society? Utility Week kickstarts the debate and celebrates the role of utilities with a major new series of analysis, interviews, case studies and digital events. Join the debate – and tell us what you are doing.
Across the utilities sector, a diverse range of bright and skilled people will help transform the national infrastructure to pave the way for decarbonisation. However, these people are going to need the support of innovative and reliable technology if they are to work in the most effective way, according to Mark Dewell, of Advanced.
This month’s two-day Utility Week Congress will explore some of the key dilemmas assailing a sector buffeted by contradictory political, environmental and financial pressures. Chairs Jane Gray and Suzanne Heneghan look at some of the highlights from the agenda.
An urgent solution is needed to finding a low-carbon heat source for the 85 per cent of UK households still relying on fossil fuel-based natural gas. While hydrogen boilers and electric heat pumps are among the potential solutions, ken Hunnisett argues that district heating schemes are a proven technology ready to be deployed.