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Tag : decarbonisation

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  • heat recovery steam generator

    Industrial heat recovery projects sought for government grant scheme

    News6 November, 2019

    Grant applications for a share of £18m in funding that has been set aside to help finance industrial heat recovery technologies are being accepted by government up until 31 January next year.

  • heat networks work

    UK Heat network potential going unrealised, report warns

    News24 October, 2019

    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.

  • decarbonisation generic

    Report calls for Olympic-scale green heat delivery body

    News15 October, 2019

    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.

  • hybrid heat

    LG looks to embrace UK hybrid heat appeal

    News9 October, 2019

    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.

  • mike childs fo e

    Heating policy takes centre-stage in low carbon policy debate

    News25 September, 2019

    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.

  • boiler plus technical

    Heating industry survey to seek clarity on major policy overhauls

    News3 September, 2019

    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.

  • heat network

    Report urges UK to look to Europe for viable heat network strategies

    News29 August, 2019

    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.

  • earth atmosphere

    Urgent heat policy reform urged to ensure viable UK decarbonisation

    News22 August, 2019

    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 production cornwall

    Kensa to step up ground source heat pump production

    News14 August, 2019

    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.

  • hvnaug

    H&V News August digital issue is online now

    News8 August, 2019

    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.

  • engineer heating pic

    Vaillant warns of HVAC decarbonisation skills challenge

    News19 July, 2019

    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.

  • smart meter

    UK smart meter survey critical of ‘money saving’ message

    News2 April, 2019

    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.

  • cash magazine

    BEIS Committee demands late payment and retentions policy overhaul

    News5 December, 2018

    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 to assume Heat Pump Association presidency

    News23 November, 2018

    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.

  • k w hour dials

    Renewable heat group calls for three-phase electricity in all new UK homes

    News8 August, 2018

    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.

  • hand and sky

    Audit committee demands formation of post-Brexit UK environmental watchdog

    News25 July, 2018

    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.

  • grid

    Carbon Connect calls for biogas and hydrogen grid transformation support

    News10 July, 2018

    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.

  • pylons sunset

    Government warned next 12 months will be vital to flesh out decarbonisation plans

    News28 June, 2018

    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.

  • liquid fuel

    Lower carbon liquid fuel challenge dominates 2018 OFTEC conference

    News20 June, 2018

    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.

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