Mike Foster

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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Heat pumps and hydrogen: A sting in the tail

Installer’s Stu Duff takes a look at the recent PR storm surrounding the hydrogen vs heat pump debate: If you’re unfamiliar with the fable of the scorpion and the frog, it goes something like this (as told by Forbes): “A scorpion asks a frog to carry him over a river. The frog is afraid of being […]

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Are UK boiler manufacturers risking their own future? – Opinion

Dr Richard Lowes, Research Fellow at Exeter Uni, explains why boiler manufacturers should embrace the Clean Heat Market Mechanism, rather than fight against it: The UK has signed, along with nearly every other country around the world, an agreement to limit greenhouse gas emissions in order to limit climate change. In the UK we also […]

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