Henk van den Berg

Ban on new oil boilers put back to 2035 as government announces new Net Zero policies

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has announced his new strategy to achieve Net Zero by 2050, which includes new dates for the bans on sales of new boilers and petrol cars. In an unusual statement televised to the public rather than through the House of Commons, Sunak set out his new policies. New oil boilers will […]

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Daikin marks inaugural Green Heating Gap Day

Daikin UK is marking its inaugural Green Heating Gap Day on 19 May. It symbolises the point in the calendar at which its most efficient heat pump effectively stops emitting carbon compared with the average gas boiler over a full year. Daikin’s most efficient heat pump emits just over a third (38%) of the CO2 […]

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New Government energy plans include BUS extension, green hydrogen and new insulation scheme

The Government has announced new plans to scale up affordable, clean, homegrown power and build green industries in Britain. The aim is to boost the country’s energy security and independence, reduce household bills for the long term and achieve net zero. After decades of reliance on importing expensive, foreign fossil fuels, the Government wants to […]

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Mixed reaction to latest Government Budget and Energy Price Guarantee U-turn

The latest Chancellor of the Exchequer Jeremy Hunt has put forward his budget for 2023, as the UK faces pressure from the cost of living crisis, and a potential upcoming recession. The main headline for the heating, plumbing and renewables industry is Hunt’s announcement that the Energy Price Guarantee will remain at £2,500 until July, […]

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Mixed reaction to government’s Autumn Statement

The new Chancellor of the Exchequer Jeremy Hunt has unveiled the government’s plan for the economy in his Autumn Statement. This is the first budget announcement under the latest Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, and is a serious challenge against the backdrop of rising inflation, spiralling energy bills, and a cost of living crisis. For the […]

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