Extreme weather: Grid operators ordered to review storm response plans

Grid operators have today been ordered to review their severe weather escalation plans and improve their communications systems, following the widespread blackouts that followed last year’s Storm Arwen. The Department for Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) today published the formal review of the electricity industry’s response to Storm Arwen in November 2021, which saw … Read more

Government fires up Boiler Upgrade Scheme with promise of £5,000 heat pump grants

The government’s £450m Boiler Upgrade Scheme formally kicked off yesterday, offering qualifying households grants up to £6,000 when they replace fossil fuel boilers with efficient low-carbon heat pumps. The grant scheme is set to slash the upfront cost of heat pumps to a level where they could become cost competitive with fossil gas boilers while … Read more