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Government must take drastic and decisive decisions over the future of the gas grid by the middle of the next decade to help address a range of concerns over the viability of its zero-carbon heating aims.
A range of high-profile government commitments to both ban fossil fuel heating in any new homes constructed after 2025 and eliminate UK carbon emissions by 2050 poses serious questions over the role gas heating can continue to play in homes around the country.
The UK’s gas networks should be viewed as being at the forefront of any efforts to realise lower carbon homes, the new head of the Energy and Utilities Alliance (EUA) has argued.
Ongoing innovation to expand the capacity of heat pump technology for both industrial and commercial use can help realise European demand for waste-less heating and cooling, manufacturers have argued.
Vaillant has said there is much further to go in order to fine tune the Boiler Plus efficiency standards introduced last year.
The Heating and Hotwater Industry Council (HHIC) has praised last year’s introduction of Boiler Plus efficiency standards for ensuring greater energy efficiency in UK heating appliances.
Gas will not be permitted as part of proposals to create a new UK standard for how clean heat must be delivered in new homes by 2025, a government policy lead has said.
The Greater Manchester Combined Authority is being asked to clearly define if there will be any potential role for gas heating under a proposed low carbon development plan for the city.
Relying on one fuel type or heating technology for new build housing will restrict the UK’s low carbon transformation ambitions, a leading gas appliance manufacturer has argued.
Government efforts to improve energy efficiency in fuel poor homes are falling short of official targets and wider low carbon ambitions set out in the UK Clean Growth Strategy, a new report from the Committee on Fuel Poverty has found.
British Gas is offering quotations to customers that decline to purchase new or replacement heating appliances that complies with the recently introduced mandatory Boiler Plus standards, leading to questions over policing of the new efficiency regulations.
As many as 10 UK local authorities could be facing the prospect of having to entirely remove and replace gas heating at certain tower blocks based on the conclusions of a structural safety report commissioned by Southwark Council at four of its buildings.
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