Tag : low carbon agenda
A new consultation paper seeking wider industry and public sector feedback on introducing a clear definition for zero carbon building standards in the UK has been published by the UK Green Building Council (UKGBC).
The UK Green Building Council has unveiled the 22 participants that will partake in the latest Future Leaders programme, which is now in its sixth year.
Electrification, supported by a focus on improved energy efficiency in homes, continues to offer the “greatest decarbonisation opportunity” for most off-grid buildings in the UK, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has said.
The December issue of H&V News sees out 2018 by focusing on several complex issues ranging from fears over the potential scale of enforcement failures of ventilation standards, to the future role gas and biomass heating may play in the drive for a low carbon economy.
The independent Committee on Climate Change (CCC) has published a new report on the role that hydrogen can play as part of a wider approach to realising lower carbon heat.
The Department of Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has been asked to clarify the role of oil heating in its Clean Growth Strategy by trade association OFTEC and the Federation of Petroleum Suppliers (FPS).
Over 200 NGOs, companies and trade bodies have signed an open letter calling on the government to maintain support for an ‘export tariff’ programme that they argue supports the broader uptake of solar power systems and batteries.
The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has called for Ofgem to be appointed regulator of the heat network sector across England and Wales to help ensure improved take-up of the technology.
Hydrogen burners suitable for use as part of domestic heating solutions are yet to be developed, with government intervention in the form of targeted financial support among key recommendations to address limited innovation of the technology so far.
The National Grid has now withdrawn a ‘Gas Deficit Warning’ that it issued on Thursday (March 1) over fears about a potential shortage of gas to meet energy demands.