Richard Lowes

Are boiler manufacturers playing politics with their price hikes? Opinion

Richard Lowes – Research Fellow at Exeter Uni – takes a look at the relationship between the Clean Heat Market Mechanism and proposed boiler price rises: The government has announced that the Clean Heat Market Mechanism, a new policy to support the deployment of heat pumps will go ahead from next year. The policy is […]

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Ban on new oil boilers put back to 2035 as government announces new Net Zero policies

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has announced his new strategy to achieve Net Zero by 2050, which includes new dates for the bans on sales of new boilers and petrol cars. In an unusual statement televised to the public rather than through the House of Commons, Sunak set out his new policies. New oil boilers will […]

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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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New PM Liz Truss announces plans to tackle soaring energy bills

The new Conservative Prime Minister Liz Truss has announced her plans to support households and businesses who are being hit with soaring gas and electricity bills. The “Energy Price Guarantee” caps energy bills at £2,500 per year for typical households, for the next two years. This is in addition to the £400 (£66 a month) […]

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We must engage heating engineers to achieve Net Zero

Richard Lowes – Senior Associate at Regulatory Assistance Project (RAP) – takes a look at the essential role that heating, plumbing and renewables engineers will play in the race to a Net Zero UK. A large town’s worth of people are responsible for specifying, installing, maintaining and servicing the heating systems that keep our homes […]

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