Tag : decarbonisation
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.
Kensa Heat Pumps has announced construction of a 1000 square metre manufacturing facility at its existing base in Cornwall that will allow it to manufacture 30,000 ground source heat pumps a year.
With an entirely new Cabinet now leading the government under the leadership of prime minister Boris Johnson, the HVAC sector is hoping that some answers may be near with regard to addressing the challenge of decarbonisation and better building safety.
Concerns at a lack of training for the installation and management of low carbon technologies has been identified by a major manufacturer as a key concern to heat decarbonisation after a recent industry engagement.
The Electrical Contractors’ Association (ECA) has urged government to rethink how it is promoting smart meter use, citing a new user survey critical of their cost saving benefits.
Parliament’s Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Committee has urged the government to bring forward proposals to introduce mandatory project accounts with a mechanism to independently release cash retentions owed to contractors.
Graham Wright of Daikin UK will take over the presidency of the Heat Pump Association (HPA) next year. The role will see him helping to play up the role that the technology can play as part of a national low carbon heating strategy.
The Renewable Energy Association (REA) trade body is pushing for a drastic overhaul of UK electric supply standards in new homes to support uptake of renewable heat technologies in line with government decarbonisation strategies.
An independent oversight body that would police and scrutinise UK government performance on key environmental commitments should be established to address the potential impacts of Brexit, parliament’s Environmental Audit Committee has argued.
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.