Tag : Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS)
Calls from parliament’s Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee to make improving the energy efficiency of UK buildings into a national infrastructure priority have been welcomed by the National Energy Action (NEA) charity.
The UK government will establish a regulatory framework for heat networks with the intention to secure fresh investment and increased industry uptake of the technology, as well as flexibility to accommodate new business models and innovation.
The Institution of Gas Engineers and Managers (IGEM) will develop new hydrogen standards to help shape and inform a wider £25m research programme into the potential of the gas as an alternative means of generating heat.
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.
Boiler Plus standards have come into effect today and will outline revised energy efficiency and technical requirements for any new combi boilers being fitted. Key industry bodies claim the standards represent the most significant overhaul of gas boiler standards in the UK since 2005.
The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) is seeking evidence on how it can better realise aims of phasing out high carbon heating in off gas grid buildings over the next decade.