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First hydrogen in-house boiler demo under way

Baxi Heating and Worcester Bosch hydrogen-burning boilers have been installed in ‘HyStreet’, in specially built demonstration houses at DNV GL’s specialist test site at Spadeadam, Northumberland. The site has been used to complete more than 200 tests, researching and proving the safety of converting homes and gas networks to hydrogen. For the first demo, both […]

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Government Heat Pump target – paving the way to fuel poverty?

The Government’s commendable plan to install 600,000 per year by 2028 has come under fire from both OFTEC and the Gas User Organisation, who have highlighted significant cost disparities between heat pumps and traditional technologies, along with confusion over what constitutes a ‘zero carbon ready’ home. Andrew Newman, technical director of the Gas Users Organisation, […]

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isoenergy owners, Compro Investments, acquire Marlec

isoenergy, specialists in designing, installing and commissioning high quality, ecologically sustainable heating and energy systems, has announced that its owners, Compro Investments, has acquired the renewable energy company Marlec. Marlec Renewable Power is the oldest renewables company in the UK having been founded in 1978 and now also enjoys an international reputation and distribution network. […]

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Heat Pumps – The heat is on!

Point 7 on the PM’s 10-point plan: ‘a target to install 600,000 heat pumps every year by 2028’, has been met with a mixture of excitement and trepidation among industry professionals. As Phil Hurley, managing director of NIBE UK commented; “The annual total for installations is 30,000 currently, so a massive ramp up is needed […]

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NIBE Energy Systems welcomes positive impacts of 10-point plan

The Prime Minister’s 10 Point Plan has offered significant optimism to those working across the low carbon heating industry according to NIBE Energy Systems. The Green Homes Grant scheme, which launched in September, is a much-needed intervention for homeowners and installers and the news of its one-year extension has been very positively received. The scheme […]

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STA disappointed in exclusion of solar from Government’s plan

The Government has today published a 10-point plan for a green industrial revolution. Despite being the most cost-effective electricity generating technology for the foreseeable future according to the Government’s own forecasts, solar was noticeably absent from the Prime Minister’s announcement, which is largely a repackaging of policies already announced earlier this year. While the Government […]

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Baxi Heating commits to net zero operations and products

Leading boiler manufacturer, Baxi Heating UK and Ireland, part of BDR Thermea Group, has promised to revolutionise the way we heat our homes and buildings. The announcement coincides with the Prime Minister’s 10-point plan for a Green Industrial Revolution and places Baxi Heating at the heart of the ‘heating transformation’ that is required to achieve […]

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UK to prosper from Biden $2tn renewables revival

Just a few days after the US officially withdrew the Paris agreement, newly elected president, Joe Biden, pledged to enter them back into it immediately, whilst also committing a colossal $2tn investment to a ‘green recovery’. Even prior to his election share prices for the solar/wind energy company NextEra exceeded the market value of oil […]

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The Heat Pump Association outlines steps to decarbonise the UK’s heating industry in the next decade

The Heat Pump Association has released a revolutionary report outlining the steps that the UK Government must take to shape future policy and decarbonise the heating industry. The report aims to substantially shake up the existing frameworks and introduce regulatory, impactful, and meaningful changes in the heating sector, paving the way for mass deployment of […]

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Offshore wind could create 4500 jobs in UK

North East England’s offshore wind supply chain could create up to 4500 new jobs in the next five years, according to new research. A supply chain mapping exercise of the region’s cluster of companies involved in the sector also revealed turnover in their offshore wind activities is expected to more than double to £2.2bn in […]

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