Tag : Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI)
A ten-point plan to introduce a stable policy framework that can support a viable increase in heat pump adoption in the UK has been set out in a new roadmap document developed by the Heat Pump Association (HPA).
Our latest podcast builds on a key session from H&V News’ recent Future of HVAC Summit and the question of whether advancements in heat pump technology will mean an end to the dominance of the gas boiler in domestic heating.
LG said that it is seeing growing UK interest for hybrid heat solutions that can combine electric appliances such as its air to water heat pump technologies with traditional gas boilers.
The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government said it has set aside £9m in new funding to support planning and technical studies in order to establish 200,000 homes in new garden town and village projects in England.
A new consultation is seeking feedback on proposals to block supporting biomass combustion installations through the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) for urban properties that are on the gas grid.
Industry feedback is being sought as part of wider responses to a consultation on the government’s draft Clean Air Strategy that seeks to outline new approaches to tackle harmful emissions from HVAC functions such as the use of biomass burning and open fire heating in homes.
Mitsubishi Electric says it expects UK legislation such as the Clean Growth Strategy will help drive a market shift away from the current dominance of gas boilers in heating towards a greater use of renewable powered alternatives such as air source heat pumps.
Trade body Energy UK has called for the government to step up efforts to tackle greenhouse gas emissions resulting from heating, which it argues are climbing annually in contrast to declines seen in other sectors such as power generation.
BSRIA has broadly welcomed a raft of changes being introduced to the government’s Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) programme that are intended improve the attractiveness of technologies such as biomass, heat pump and solar-powered devices.
The Committee on Fuel Poverty has called for fresh financing to support heating installations to aid help lower income homes adopt more renewable forms of heat.