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NIA welcomes the Sixth Carbon Budget

National Insulation Association (NIA) welcomes the Sixth Carbon Budget – the world’s first roadmap for a fully decarbonised economy. The Committee on Climate Change has called for a reduction in buildings through a fabric first approach; by 2030, just over a third of emissions abatement should come through the installation of energy efficiency improvements. These […]

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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 explores implications of building low-energy homes

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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HETAS responds to Heat Commission policy

Bruce Allen, CEO of HETAS and Woodsure, responds to the Heat Commission policy, convened by the CBI and University of Birmingham, with input from leading industry figures, calling the Government to develop a National Delivery Body (NDB) to lead the development and implementation of a national heat decarbonisation strategy. Hetas is very pleased to see […]

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Opinion: What the CHG means for biomass

In light of the Clean Heat Grant (CHG) proposal, Bruce Allen, HETAS CEO shares his thoughts on what this means for biomass. What biomass installations are covered by the grant, and what isn’t? It is proposed that the Clean Heat Grant will cover biomass installations to provide space and water heating in certain circumstances where a […]

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Is hydrogen the future of home-heating?

With more countries including the UK, adopting net-zero emission goals, companies and governments are investigating whether replacing fossil fuels with hydrogen could be the answer to cleaner domestic heating. The Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government invited comments on plans to reduce emissions from new homes built after 2025. The frontpage proposal is aimed […]

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