Tag : decarbonisation
Pushing the potential for new lower carbon liquid fuels that can help meet the UK government’s environmental ambitions for off-grid heating was a key focus of OFTEC’s 2018 annual conference that was held in this week in Tewkesbury.
The independent Committee on Climate Change says there is an urgent need for the government to firm up details on how it will reduce the carbon footprint of the energy grid and buildings within the next twelve months to ensure long-term environmental ambitions are met.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.