Articles on Ground Source Energy

We publish articles on subjects of interest on ground source energy, and links to external articles.

The articles are listed, with the most recent at the head of the list, on the left.

They are also listed below under the following headings:

Articles on Heat Pumps

Drivers for Heat Pumps what is needed to encourage the market?
Upskilling for Net Zero to meet the decarbonisation challenge
Expert Design yields Results and pays for itself handsomely
Staying Cool with Heat Pumps and saving loads of electricity
Turning up the heat on ground source heating
Get Heat from Thin Air using heat transfer instead of combustion
Open-Loop GSHPs can be a good way to heat houses in the South East
How to Heat Rural Homes without using combustion
High Efficiency from GSHPs for both heating and cooling
Renewable Heating can be achieved with ground source energy
Renewable Cooling can be achieved by heat exchange with cold ground
Ground Source Heating and Cooling      can be achieved by heat recycling to and from the ground
Seasonal Thermal Energy Storage    The holy grail of the renewables industry
Misconceptions with GSHPs unravelling the myths

Decarbonisation of Heating

Hydrogen for Heating? Professor David Cebon's blog
Hydrogen Fuelled Heating Cambridge professor writes to The Times
Absolute Zero Report published in November 2019 by UK FIRES
Spark Gap is the main barrier to decarbonisation of heating in UK
Time to abandon "Fuel Poverty" in favour of "Heat Poverty"
Time to get serious on Net Zero First published in HPV magazine, April 2020.
Combustion Free District Heating First published in Energy World, April 2020, by the Energy Institute
Heat Pumps vs Hydrogen now How heat pumps can help and why hydrogen can't
Coalition for Heat Decarbonisation is needed now to kick start the electrification of heating
Climate Crisis needs Climate Action       before COP26 in Glasgow in 2021
"Decarbonising heat is difficult"     unless you use heat pumps
Getting Serious about Net Zero         before 2050
Stopping Climate Change means stopping burning gas
Low Carbon Heat Market Ten policy steps needed to get there
Road to Decarbonising Heat using heat transfer
Decarbonising Cooling a more efficient way to provide cooling
Decarbonisation of Heat and Heat Storage

Articles on the Environment

Electrification of Heat is Easy                   and enables heating without combustion
Natural Cooling                       There is a cheaper way to provide cooling to buildings  
Sustainable Energy                  - without the hot air. Have you done the sums?
Energy Storage               is critical to balancing supply and demand in renewable energy
Urban Air Quality Air pollution cost the UK £56bn in 2010 according to the OECD
Clean Growth Strategy BEIS has published its Clean Growth Strategy,
but postpones decisions on how to curb carbon emissions
from heating
The Energy Trilemma can be resolved using ground source heating and cooling
Climate Change Concern leads to enquiries about ground source energy

Articles on District Heating

Balanced Energy Networks                       provide innovative clean heating without combustion
Advantages of District Heating and an elegant variation which saves costs and carbon
4G District Heating Networks are designed to work at lower temperatures than CHP Networks
Burning hydrogen for heating would emit six times the amount of NOx as burning natural gas

Articles on the Road Ahead

Infrastructure Investments                   in groundworks yields good returns over the years
Ground Source Lobbying The case for government to support ground source energy
Internet of Heat combines technologies to recycle heat and save carbon
Demand Side Response allows large users of electricity to earn income
DSR and Heat Pumps is key to the electrification of heating and cooling
Integrating Renewable Technology          allows heat recycling and improved energy efficiency