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A resounding welcome for the Sixth Carbon Budget

December brought us the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) Sixth Carbon Budget, which calls for a 78% reduction in emissions between 1990 and 2035. It also sets out the world’s first pathway to a fully decarbonised economy, tackling all sectors, with a specific target for a building emissions reduction of 45%-65% by 2035. Good news […]

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Energy White Paper Summary & Key Points

The long-awaited and long-overdue Energy White Paper was finally released yesterday afternoon. The 170-page document builds on the Prime Minister’s Ten Point Plan, outlining the measures which will be implemented in order to reach our 2050 net zero target. Whilst decarbonisation measures that were outlined in the 10-point plan are revisited in further detail, the […]

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NIBE Energy Systems ready to support installers in ‘scaling up’ heat pump market

The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) has recommended that the heat pump market is scaled up over the next 10 – 15 years in advance of a fossil fuel phase out of boiler installations in 2033. By 2030, heat pump sales must reach over 1 million per year in new and existing homes. This advice […]

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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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10-point plan – the takeaway points

Boris Johnson has outlined his eagerly awaited 10-point plan for a Green Industrial Revolution, but which areas affect you? Heat Pumps – so hot right now! The PM pledged to install 600,000 heat pumps every year by 2028. Make no mistake, this is a massive win for installers and manufacturers alike, but it’s an ambitious […]

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Green Homes Grant – Much needed boost or mismanaged botch?

Depending on what you read, the Government’s hastily deployed Green Homes Grant is either a quick win for both energy conscious home owners and installers alike, or an ill-executed appeasement plan to divert attention from the perpetually delayed Energy White Paper. Earlier this month, Money Saving Expert Martin Lewis asked his 1million+ Twitter followers if they […]

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NHBC Foundation’s new guide for New Homes Without Gas

Current government proposals indicate that from 2025, newly built homes will not be allowed to be heated with the use of fossil fuels under the ‘Future Homes Standard’. This standard aims to significantly reduce the energy use of new homes and marks the beginning of the end for the traditional gas boiler. ‘2025: New Homes […]

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MCS calls for improvements to Green Homes Grant

Following the launch of the government’s Green Homes Grant on 30th September, Ian Rippin, CEO of MCS, calls for improvements to be made for the long-term benefit of installers and consumers alike and highlights the challenges presented by the scheme; “Since the launch of the Green Homes Grant, we have been fielding calls on a […]

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Vaillant: “More to be done beyond Green Homes Grant to support low carbon heating”

Following the government’s provision of further detail on the £2 billion Green Homes Grant to improve energy efficiency of homes and stimulate the economy after lockdown, Mark Wilkins, head of training and external affairs at Vaillant, comments; “We welcome the Government’s announcement on the details of the £2 billion Green Homes Grant (GHG) and are […]

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MCS hits back at Clean Heat Grant proposals

The Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) has called for a review of the limited £100 million funding that government has provisionally made available for its proposed Clean Heat Grant scheme (CHGS). MCS has also called for the amount of grant and the technology-neutral approach of the proposal to be reconsidered, as part of its response to […]

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