Tag : Hydrogen
A lack of simple binary choices to help realise low to no carbon heat will require the formation of an ‘Olympic-style’ delivery body to coordinate the required national response from both government and industry, a new study has found.
Heating policy has been put centre-stage of the national debate on how to prevent catastrophic climate change posing major questions for our homes and offices, Mike Childs, head of science, policy and research argues.
A heating industry-backed survey commissioned by BEIS is seeking public feedback on major challenges facing the heating sector around the move to lower carbon appliances and how the industry can better encourage women to train as HVAC specialists.
A lack of detailed commitments to decarbonise buildings and incentivise the uptake of more energy efficient solutions are among a range of factors undermining the government’s 2050 net zero carbon goal.
The implications of the new British Standard BS 7593:2019 for commissioning and maintaining heating and cooling water systems along with recent regulation changes on energy efficiency standards will be the focus of an upcoming series of workshops.
Experts from across the building services sector, politics and academia will be joining H&V News for its first Future of HVAC Summit that is scheduled to be held on October 3 at the Bloomsbury Hotel in London.
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.
A prototype boiler designed to run on 100 per cent hydrogen is among the innovative technologies viewed by the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) in the push to decarbonise heat.
The heat pump industry has argued that the government’s commitment to ensure the UK achieves net zero carbon emissions by 2050 will require a drastic rethink of both short and longer-term heating policy.
Theresa May will use one of her last acts as acting prime minister to commit the UK to net zero carbon emissions by 2050 amidst growing industry pressure for stricter climate change targets.
The inaugural H&V News Future of HVAC Summit is set to tackle a host of major topics facing the HVAC sector, with the focus on the practicalities of reaching net zero emissions from heating.
The latest edition of H&V News looks at what future there may be for gas heating after the government confirmed that boilers designed to burn fossil fuels will not be permissible in new buildings going forward.
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.
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 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.
More must be done to adopt innovative technologies such as hydrogen and carbon capture and storage solutions in order to offset predictions of an increase in global carbon dioxide emissions, the International Energy Agency (IEA) has warned.
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.
BSRIA has called for new legislation or financial incentives to help realise a carbon neutral built environment in response to major new findings from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) suggesting the world is off-track to prevent irreversible climate change.
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 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.
Biogases such as biomethane and bioSNG have been put forward as near-term solutions to decarbonise the UK heat industry by switching away from natural gas, yet support is lacking to realise this change, a new cross-party report from Carbon Connect has argued.
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.
The Institution of Mechanical Engineers is calling on UK industry and the government to step up investment in technology that makes use of hydrogen as a means to store energy to help curb carbon emissions from the national grid.
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.