Cheaper heat pumps, greener UK steel, and ‘out of control’ vape waste: BusinessGreen’s most read stories of the week

Cheaper heat pumps, greener UK steel, and 'out of control' vape waste: BusinessGreen's most read stories of the week

BusinessGreen rounds up the most widely read stories on the site this week

‘Heat pumps for everyone’: Octopus launches ‘free’ heat pump package

Energy giant says new ‘Cosy Octopus’ package will come at no cost for some households who can access government clean heating grant.

– by Cecilia Keating (@cecilia_keating)


‘Cost-effective’: New study confirms heat pump efficiency in freezing temperatures

New research by Oxford University and the Regulatory Assistance Project analyses how well heat pumps perform when temperatures drop below freezing.

– by Amber Rolt


British Steel weighing plans for low carbon steel production at Scunthorpe and Teesside

Chinese-owned steelmaker considering shift to electric arc furnace technology at sites in Scunthorpe and Teesside if it can secure UK government support.

– by Michael Holder (@michaelholder


Government rolls out £1bn Great British Insulation Scheme

Ministers claim new scheme will help upgrade more than 300,000 inefficient homes, delivering annual energy bill savings of £300 to £400.

– by James Murray (@James_BG)


‘Out of control’: Poll suggests UK disposable vape sales have soared to 7.7 million a week

YouGov poll of 5,100 adults indicates sales of single-use e-cigarettes may have doubled over the past year, leaving a growing mountain of waste plastic and battery materials in their wake.

– by Michael Holder (@michaelholder


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