Mark Wilkins

Welsh Government bans fossil fuel boilers in new build social housing from October

The Welsh Government has announced that the use of fossil fuels to heat newly built social homes will end from 1 October 2021. The ambition is for private developers to adopt the Welsh Development Quality Requirements 2021 – Creating Beautiful Homes and Places, by 2025. The move underpins the Welsh Government’s commitment to build 20,000 high […]

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UK Government launches Hydrogen Strategy

The UK Government has launched its Hydrogen Strategy, which aims to unlock £4 billion investment by 2030. The Strategy aims to drive the commitments laid out in the Prime Minister’s 10 Point Plan for a green industrial revolution, by setting the foundation for how the UK government will work with industry to meet its ambition […]

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Government expected to announce new target to reduce carbon emissions by 78% by 2035

The Government is expected to announce a new target to reduce carbon emissions by 78% by 2035. For the heating, plumbing and renewables industry, the key areas of focus will be low-carbon heating including hydrogen and heat pumps, investment in distric heating, and the take up of electric vehicles. Mark Wilkins, Director of Technologies and […]

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“Huge disappointment” that the Green Homes Grant (GHG) closed so abruptly

Mark Wilkins, Technologies and Training Director from Vaillant, comments on the closure of the Green Homes Grant: The closure of the Green Homes Grant was announced on Friday, just five days before the last applications can be submitted. It is a huge disappointment that the Green Homes Grant (GHG) has closed so abruptly, however, it […]

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Vaillant’s Mark Wilkins looks at the Sixth Carbon Budget

The Climate Change Committee’s report on the Sixth Carbon Budget gives further outline of when it feels key milestones for heat pumps and hydrogen should be in place. And the key headline is that the target dates are being brought forward and are even closer. While we embrace any proposals that will have a positive […]

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