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No tick-box-training from National Gas Centre for Excellence

The National Gas Centre for Excellence (NGCFE) has opened the doors of its 6,000 sq. ft state-of-the-art centre in Featherstone, West Yorkshire to tackle the national shortage in qualified heating engineers with high-quality training focused on the needs of the installers and engineers. The training and assessment programmes will be delivered to nationally-recognised standards and […]

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Northern Gas Networks, BEIS and Cadent to build hydrogen houses

The UK’s first houses to demonstrate the use of hydrogen-fuelled appliances in a real-world setting are to be built by Northern Gas Networks (NGN), the company has announced. The innovative semi-detached properties, which NGN will build in partnership with the Government’s Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and fellow gas distribution network company […]

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The route to cleaner, greener gas

A new gas industry report is providing vital information about the ability of the existing natural gas network to transport hydrogen and potential options for a national gas conversion. Northern Gas Networks (NGN) has completed the project as part of H21, in collaboration with fellow gas distribution networks Cadent, Scottish Gas Networks and Wales & […]

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District heat networks – the overlooked urban solution?

Since the government published it’s 10-point plan in late November, highlighting hydrogen as a key player in our decarbonised future, there has been huge debate around the possibility for this new technology to take us to net zero by 2050.   While hydrogen certainly offers great potential, it’s often overlooked that it is untested technology at […]

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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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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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Hydrogen­ – a credible future in home heating?

It looks like the writing is on the wall for natural gas boilers following the prime minister’s announced intention to reduce emissions by 68% by 2030 compared with 1990 levels. Such an ambitious target cannot be tackled with heat pumps alone, so how to plug the gap? A crucial cog The case for hydrogen as […]

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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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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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