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Urgent implementation of the government’s ‘future homes standard’ and setting a date for ending the use of fossil fuel heating systems in social housing are identified as vital steps to meeting the government’s net-zero carbon targets, a new report has concluded.
Any partial or complete switchover of the gas grid to Hydrogen will require drastic and wide ranging changes to heating technologies and their maintenance over the next ten years.
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 is being urged to rethink policy around tackling fuel poor homes and energy efficiency over concerns at statistics showing an increased number of excess deaths last winter.
Boiler giant Worcester Bosch warns that the heating and hot water industry must prepare for two decades of disruptive technology, driven by the growing ubiquity of sensor-connected appliances and a push towards lower carbon building functions.
The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has launched a study of domestic heat networks that will consider potential regulatory reforms for use of the technology, which is seen as an important part of government’s low carbon plans.
The Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) has set out recommendations to curb the upfront investment costs of district heat networks to improve UK take up of the technology.
November’s issue of H&V News includes features on the need for new approaches and challenges of getting more people into apprenticeships.
Curbing emissions resulting from heating and cooling remains one of the key challenges facing the UK in trying to realise its ambitions of becoming a low carbon economy, according to PwC.