Official advice suggests warming your house to 18℃. But it’s perfectly possible to live in an unheated house with personal warming devices and better clothing.
Millions of people will risk their health to afford heating and electricity in the months ahead.
Extracting and storing human body heat we generate could improve building sustainability while cutting bills.
Shared ground heat exchanges could provide low-carbon heating for up to 80% of homes in the UK, research suggests.
Electricity, not what the EU calls ‘renewable gases’, offer the fastest route to decarbonising heating.
People can act collectively to lower their energy use in an emergency.
UK law currently regards heat as a physical characteristic, rather than a useful resource.
As the UK warms, the government needs to pay more attention to sustainably and efficiently cooling buildings.
Electric vehicle sales are booming and coal power is dwindling, but structural obstacles to net zero remain.
The strategy is welcome, but does not go nearly far enough.
Turning down your heating by just 1℃ can save around £55 a year.
The government’s failure to insulate housing stock has meant that households aren’t insulated from record energy prices.
One quarter of monitored social housing properties recorded winter temperatures below World Health Organisation standards for more than 80% of winter, new research shows.
What if you could pay to heat your home the same way you pay to stream music? You can with heat-as-a-service.
Heat pumps are the technology of choice for heating and cooling buildings more efficiently and with fewer carbon emissions than furnaces and air conditioning.
District heating can recycle waste heat and pump it where it’s needed.
Out of the existing 29 million homes in the UK, only eight million meet the highest energy standards.
Heat pumps use electricity to transfer warmth from outside to inside a house.
This winter will see more outdoor socialising than ever before.
Hydrogen is feted as the key to a dynamic green economy. But is it the best choice for decarbonisation in all cases?