Government accused of ‘Soviet-style production planning’

The government has been warned that its plans for the mass roll-out of heat pumps to UK homeowners amounts to “Soviet-style production planning” that takes no account of market demand. Under plans being drawn up by BEIS – briefed to the heat pump industry last week by officials – a legal obligation will be placed […]

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Ban fossil fuel boilers from 2025 to achieve Net Zero – New report urges

A new Net Zero report has urged that sales of fossil fuel boilers should be banned from 2025. The International Energy Agency’s (IEA) Net Zero by 2050 report provides a pathway to the goal of net-zero emissions by 2050. In it, it recommends that “in buildings, bans on new fossil fuel boilers need to start […]

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Majority of radiators on sale in the UK unable to be sold from 2022 – Warns MARC

The majority of radiators on sale in the UK will be unable to be sold from 2022 under a bureaucratic Brexit ruling, MARC has warned. Under a recent ‘absurd and impractical’ ruling not to allow transfer of current CE Mark test certificates, the majority of radiators on sale in the UK will be without a […]

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Gas boiler sales in 2021 up 41% from 2020

New figures show that year-to-date gas boiler sales in 2021 are up a staggering 41% from 2020. The Heating and Hotwater Industry Council (HHIC) numbers indicate that 2021 looks set to be a record year for gas boiler sales, with a 12-month average sales figure increasing by 14%. This indicates that sales of domestic gas […]

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UK Boiler manufacturers support future legislation mandating “hydrogen-ready” boilers from 2025

UK Boiler manufacturers have agreed in principle that they’ll support any future Government legislation which mandates all new models of domestic boilers to be “hydrogen-ready” from 2025. The Heating and Hotwater Industry Council (HHIC) has written to the Prime Minister confirming  the commitment, which is several years ahead of similar action being proposed within the […]

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