Heat and Buildings Strategy

New report shows cost of switching to heat pumps vs hydrogen-ready boiler

A new report by the not-for-profit body Energy and Utilities Alliance (EUA) finds customers are typically facing a five-fold cost increase to install a heat pump, compared to a hydrogen-ready boiler. Households can currently expect to pay up to £15,000 for transition to a heat pump depending on the property type, compared to less than £3,000 for a hydrogen-ready boiler. […]

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Round up – What did 2021 mean for the heating industry?

Martyn Bridges, Director of Technical Communication and Product Management at Worcester Bosch, gives an overview of the key developments in the heating industry which we have seen over the course of 2021: Throughout the course of 2021, we have seen a number of regulatory change proposals as part of the road to net zero 2050. […]

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Plans to “force” UK manufacturers to make heat pumps are an “embarrassment” for the Prime Minister

Mike Foster, CEO of Energy and Utilities Alliance, gives his view on plans to “force” UK boiler manufacturers to make heat pumps: Hidden in the detail of the recently published Heat and Buildings Strategy, officials at the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) are plotting to force British heating appliance manufacturers to make […]

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Will £5k heat pump grants kick the door open for rogue traders?

In his latest column, heating engineer Andy Gibbs looks at the Government’s Heat and Buildings Strategy, which promises £5,000 to encourage homeowners to install low carbon heating systems: Here we go again. The government has just announced a £450million scheme to grant £5k to anyone wanting a heat pump installed from next April. We’ve seen […]

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Heat and Buildings Strategy is “small step forward for net zero” – Says CIPHE

The Government has announced plans to incentivise people to install low-carbon heating. For consumers in England and Wales, the cost of technologies such as heat pumps is set to come down, with households to benefit from £5,000 government grants through a £450 million Boiler Upgrade Scheme. This is part of more than £3.9 billion of […]

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