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Hybrid Heat Pump incentives are needed to decarbonise home heating – Says HHIC

The Heating and Hotwater Industry Council (HHIC) is urging the government to provide greater support for hybrid systems in its Net Zero strategy. Launched in October last year, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy’s (BEIS) Heat and Buildings Strategy outlined the key technologies in the UK’s transition to net zero. The £450 million […]

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New labels agreed for hydrogen appliances

The Heating and Hotwater Industry Council (HHIC) membership of appliance manufacturers has agreed to new, clear labelling for hydrogen appliances. The new labels will very clearly show three distinct categories of hydrogen appliances: “Hydrogen Blend” compatible, capable of running on a blend of up to 20 per cent hydrogen in the gas network. “Hydrogen-Ready” appliances, […]

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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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