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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UK housing stock needs to future proof for climate change

The Climate Change Committee (CCC) has published an Independent Assessment of UK Climate Risk, to set out the priority climate change risks and opportunities the Government should embrace for the UK. Based on the key findings of the third Climate Change Risk Assessment, the report outlines a staggering 61 risks and opportunities that are fundamental […]

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ECA calls for urgent energy price reform

Engineering services trade body ECA has warmly welcomed the urgent reform of electricity pricing recommended by The Climate Change Committee. The latest CCC report to Parliament recommends that future energy pricing must remove current fiscal disincentives to electrification, boosting the deployment and use of low carbon electrical energy across the UK. The CCC report also […]

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The Climate Change Committee (CCC) announces Sixth Carbon Budget

The Climate Change Committee (CCC) has annouced the Sixth Carbon Budget (2033-2037), charting the move to zero carbon for the UK. The budget recommends a central phase out date of 2028 for high-carbon fossil fuel boilers not connected to the gas grid, and a phase out date of 2033for gas boilers in homes. Last year, […]

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The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) has published its new progress report

The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) has published its new progress report, which includes new advice to the UK Government on securing a green and resilient recovery following the COVID-19 pandemic. The report recommends that Ministers seize the opportunity to turn the COVID-19 crisis into a defining moment in the fight against climate change. Although […]

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