BEIS

Government planning £5,000 grants per household to move to low-carbon heating systems

The government has launched its Heat and Buildings Strategy, which plans to drive down the cost of clean heat. The document looks to ensure that low carbon, more efficient, heating systems such as heat pumps will be no more expensive – and in many cases may end up cheaper – to buy and run than […]

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Green Homes Grant Voucher Scheme spent £50.5million in admin costs

A report by the National Audit Office has highlighted the failings of the Green Homes Grant Voucher Scheme, including the lack of interaction with installers. Should all current applications be processed, the scheme will have upgraded an expected 47,500 homes, at a cost to the taxpayer of about £314 million. Of this, £50.5 million is […]

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The UK’s first Hydrogen Homes – What installers need to know

Installer was invited by Worcester Bosch to see its 100% hydrogen prototype boiler in action, at the UK’s first Hydrogen Home. Here are the key things that installers need to know: The Hydrogen Homes were opened on 15 July, which showcase how houses with appliances fuelled entirely by hydrogen would work. The two semi-detached homes […]

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UK Government launches Hydrogen Strategy

The UK Government has launched its Hydrogen Strategy, which aims to unlock £4 billion investment by 2030. The Strategy aims to drive the commitments laid out in the Prime Minister’s 10 Point Plan for a green industrial revolution, by setting the foundation for how the UK government will work with industry to meet its ambition […]

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Policy must address barriers to UK heat pump uptake – says MCS

MCS is calling on the Government to address the barriers to widespread heat pump adoption, after a webinar held by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) once again shone a light on the challenges facing heat pump uptake across the UK. The barriers cited by BEIS include cost, disruption (linked to installation), […]

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