DESNZ

BUS applications in Feb 2024 up 75% year-on-year

New figures for the Boiler Upgrade Scheme in February show applications were up 75% compared to the same month in 2023.  This marks the fourth month that there have been more than 2,000 applications since grants for air source and ground source heat pumps increased to £7,500. It means the monthly average for applications received […]

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Clean Heat Market Mechanism introduction put back to April 2025

The Government has announced plans to adjust the Clean Heat Market Mechanism launch from 1 April 2024 to 1 April 2025. The controversial initiative will essentially fine gas and oil boiler manufacturers if they do not sell a percentage of heat pumps compared to their boiler sales. The idea is that this will increase the number of […]

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Research programme launched to test practical solutions to retrofit homes

The Department of Energy Security and Net Zero (DESNZ) has launched a research programme, led by Energy Systems Catapult, in partnership with E.ON, University College London (UCL), and Oxford University to test practical solutions that can overcome barriers to home retrofit in an effort to reduce carbon emissions. The UK’s residential sector accounted for 23% […]

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The Government’s New Approach to Net Zero

Martyn Bridges, Director of Technical Services at Worcester Bosch discusses the government’s recent announcement on net zero and its implications for consumers and manufacturers. What Did the UK Government Announce? We received quite an unexpected announcement from the Prime Minster, Rishi Sunak on September 20th who appears to be starting to take an interest in […]

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Calls for Renewable Liquid Fuels to be considered as part of government’s new approach to net zero

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak set out the government’s new approach to net zero, the key announcements included: Existing plans to ban the installation of oil and LPG boilers, and new coal heating, in off-grid homes will be delayed from 2026 to 2035 There will be an exemption to the phasing out of fossil fuel boilers, […]

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