Heat and Buildings Strategy

Opinion – Bumps in the road on race to decarbonise heat

NAPIT’s Chief Operating Officer, David Cowburn, responds to the current energy crisis and the BEIS Select Committee report on the Decarbonisation of Heat in UK Homes. The direction of travel set out by the Government is clear, and there were always going to be challenges to face when committing to overhauling the way all homes […]

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Four more heat network schemes awarded funding through the Heat Networks Investment Project (HNIP)

Four more heat network schemes have been awarded funding through the Heat Networks Investment Project (HNIP). Heat networks have been identified by the Government as a key technology and the Heat and Buildings Strategy placed particular emphasis on the use of heat pumps in the delivery of low carbon heat. The announcement combines these two […]

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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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