Tag : decarbonisation
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.
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 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.
An estimated two per cent of UK buildings are currently linked to heat networks, despite the potential of such technology to support national decarbonisation aims.
The UK must look to its European neighbours for examples of heat network strategies that can help overcome existing barriers to expanding uptake of such systems, a new study has concluded. Greater choice and flexibility in how heat networks are implemented and managed is expected to be an important step in decarbonising buildings across the UK in order to drastically cut carbon emissions.
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.
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.
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.
LG said that it is seeing growing UK interest for hybrid heat solutions that can combine electric appliances such as its air to water heat pump technologies with traditional gas boilers.
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.