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No hope for heat pumps? Gas Users Organisation backs hydrogen

The Gas Users Organisation has branded the government’s commitment to move from gas to heat pumps as ‘premature’ and ‘prohibitively expensive’. This comes on the back of the recent Future Homes Standard consultation, in which the government outlined a heat pump orientated future: “A low carbon heating system will be integral to the specification of […]

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FHS: Heat pump industry welcomes government commitment

The Ground Source Heat Pump Association and Heat Pump Federation are delighted that The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) has published its response to the Future Home Standard (FHS) and Part L Consultation, and that government has re-stated its commitment to rolling out heat pump technologies across the UK housing stock. In […]

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No jab, no job – the right tactic for installers?

Pimlico Plumbers founder and former chief executive, now chairman, Charlie Mullins has told his workforce that if they fail to take a COVID vaccination they can forget working. Called a knee-jerk reaction, Whilst the below focuses specifically on plumbers, we question whether this the right tactic for installers on the front line? The Guardian reported […]

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Water Tanks – No space? No problem

With gas combi-boilers the popular choice for home heating across the UK, chances are you’ve come across a property looking to make the switch to an ASHP that lacks the space for a traditional hot water tank. To remedy a problem that’s only going to become ever more prevent as heat pumps proliferate, Grant UK […]

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Solar Trade Association becomes Solar Energy UK

The UK’s solar industry body has today unveiled a comprehensive rebrand, including a new name and website and an annual impact report to demonstrate the value it has driven for its members. The organisation has represented solar in the UK for over 40 years as the Solar Trade Association, supporting the rise of two solar energy […]

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What lies ahead for your career in renewables?

The world’s largest energy recruitment and employment trends report, compiled by the Global Energy Talent Index (GETI), has collected responses of some 16,000 energy sector employees. Here, we take a look at the takeaway points for those working in, or looking to forge a career in the renewable energy sector. Despite the many challenges faced […]

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Gemserv acquires Ecuity to accelerate ‘net zero’ drive

Professional services firm Gemserv has acquired Ecuity Advisory Ltd as part of its drive to expand services for clients seeking to accelerate the transition to net zero. Ecuity’s extensive expertise in energy, mobility and environmental policy complements Gemserv’s established role as a manager of high-profile projects in the energy and other sectors. The acquisition of […]

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The Green Homes Grant: what installers need to know

It has been just over three months since the government’s Green Homes Grant was rolled out for consumers and installers alike, yet the scheme has already been beset by teething problems. The most pressing issue is that of installer uptake and availability. Under its terms, installers must be Trustmark, PAS or MCS certified to carry […]

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And Now for Something Completely Different

Renewable technologies are constantly evolving, with manufacturers pushing the boundaries in innovation to find new solutions to meet our net zero target. Logistics and renewables consultancy, Inner Viking Ltd, have partnered with some of the most pioneering companies in flow, solar and wind generating solutions from across Europe and brought their products to the UK market […]

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Q&A – The Renewable Heat Finance Company

The Renewable Heat Finance Company can pay for up to 80% of your clients’ costs for a Heat Pump Installation, overcoming one of the biggest barriers to sale. Fancy working with them? You can. REI spoke with the founders, Richard Smith & Bobby Worcester, to find out a little more about what they offer… What […]

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