BEIS

No hydrogen town pilot until after 2026 – Government confirms

The government has decided not to progress work on a hydrogen town pilot until after 2026. In a letter to Gas Distribution Networks, BEIS (Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy) stated that a future decision will be made in the future, after strategic decisions on the role of hydrogen in decarbonising heat. This follows […]

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Heat pump production policy slammed by EUA

A proposed Government heat pump production quota announced by Energy Secretary Grant Shapps could “threaten the UK with job losses and price hikes on boilers”. The Market-based mechanism for low carbon heat proposes that British heating manufacturers’ heat pump sales should represent 4% of gas boiler sales. For every boiler sold over this quota, a […]

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New UFH test proves lower flow temperatures make heat sources operate more efficiently

BEAMA’s Underfloor Heating Group has released the latest results from its collaboration on the BEIS DEEP project at Salford University Energy House, providing further evidence that lower flow temperatures can support heat sources to operate more efficiently.  The tests are conducted on response times of various underfloor systems with the key aim of providing BRE and […]

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£5 million Heat Training Grant announced to train installers on low carbon heating

The government has announced that over £14m is being made available to accelerate the installation of heat pumps and heat networks across the country, with a new scheme launched to train thousands of installers. Over £9.7 million will go towards four projects based across the country, from Bristol to Cambridgeshire – helping cut costs of […]

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Are gas-free homes closer than we think? – Tim Pollard unfiltered

In his exclusive column,  Tim Pollard takes a look at how recent changes in government and industry updates could be the spark for gas-free homes. As a bit of an old stager in the industry, I have seen the merry-go-round of changes whirling around in government. We all got excited when the Department of Energy […]

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