Mike Foster

New research shows that British public prefer ongoing use of gas to heat pumps

New research conducted by YouGov on behalf of the trade body Energy and Utilities Alliance (EUA) shows a marked contrast between the level of support for net zero and endorsement for heat pumps as a route to help get there. One in ten people (10%) surveyed across the UK want to use a heat pump […]

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Clean Heat Market Mechanism introduction put back to April 2025

The Government has announced plans to adjust the Clean Heat Market Mechanism launch from 1 April 2024 to 1 April 2025. The controversial initiative will essentially fine gas and oil boiler manufacturers if they do not sell a percentage of heat pumps compared to their boiler sales. The idea is that this will increase the number of […]

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Let’s stop wasting time and money on hydrogen – Opinion

Griff Thomas from GTEC expresses his exasperation at the continued efforts to stall the electrification of heat, despite a verdict against hydrogen being suitable for domestic properties: Recent news reports suggest some still wedded to gas are reluctant to let it go, even though ‘letting go’ will be a slow process with many more years […]

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Heat pump policy “confusion” after Sunak speech – Opinion

There are increasing concerns that civil servants in the Department for Energy Security & Net Zero (DESNZ) are attempting to undermine the Prime Minister’s attempts to reset the UK’s net zero policies. In a briefing issued to the heating industry only hours after the PM’s net zero speech officials outlined their continuing approach to “encouraging” […]

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Boiler Upgrade Scheme is “behind target”

Figures released by the energy regulator Ofgem about the Boiler Upgrade Scheme, show a consistent but low number of applications for the £5000 BUS subsidy, compared to what the government expected. The Energy and Utilities Alliance (EUA) believe these figures confirm their view that there are too few trained heat pump installers in the UK. […]

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