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EVs are predicted to raise electricity demand by 71.6TWh

EVs are predicted to raise electricity demand by 71.6TWh: The latest figures from Cornwall Insight’s ‘Benchmark power curve’ forecasts that by 2040 EVs will contribute an additional 71.6TWh, this is a massive 31 times higher than the current level of demand for electricity from electrified transport and 25% of current annual demand which stands at…
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Sadiq Khan visits water source heat pump project

Sadiq Khan visits water source heat pump project: Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London met with Mayor of Bristol, Marvin Rees to tour the new Castle Park Water Source Heat Pump project in Bristol which is established to decarbonise the city’s heat generation. The 3MW water source heat pump is described to be the biggest project…
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As much as £1.5m for grid scale energy storage tech

As much as £1.5m for grid scale energy storage tech: Up to £1.5m of funding has been reported for study toward developing & combining technologies to allow energy storage at grid scale. Concerned areas contain mechanical storage systems, compressed air energy storage, storage of heat, hydrogen or natural gas and heat pumps or pumped heat…
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Gas bills rise and emissions shall fall

Gas bills rise and emissions shall fall Recent news states that the government is reportedly considering a potential increase in gas bills in the aim to assist the country’s efforts towards reducing carbon dioxide emissions from fossil-fuel heating systems. According to a report by The Times, this will be part of a carbon reduction scheme…
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Heat pumps need to be given to low income households

Heat pumps need to be given to low income households Should heat pumps and their installation be give to households on a low income for free? This is one of the measures that are being suggested by leading companies and organisations that should be a part of the governments ‘Fair Heat Deal’ Some of the…
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SP Energy Network’s tool to predict low carbon heating uptake

SP Energy Network’s tool to predict low carbon heating uptake. SP Energy Networks has finished developments on an innovative tool which claims to have the ability to help predict the uptake and future demand from low carbon forms of heating. The ‘Heat-Up’ modelling tool will help use characteristics of the homes in the SP Energy…
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No more gas boilers?

With the governments plans of making Britain greener, could we see no more gas boilers? The plan to replace gas boilers with greener alternatives could see potential cuts made to electricity bills in a bid to encourage more people to use low carbon alternatives, according to the Daily Telegraph. At present, an estimated quarter of…
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UK Green Homes £562m scheme for 50k households

UK Green Homes £562m scheme for 50k households: Over 50,000 homes will profit from new government funding to decarbonise the housing sector as the nation shifts to net zero reported today. The £562 million package will help over 300 local authorities throughout England & Scotland fund energy efficiency enhancements, which include solar panels, deep insulation…
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Heat pumps plan may fail due to lack of engineering skills

Heat pumps plan may fail due to lack of engineering skills: The government’s scheme to increase heat pump installations is doomed to fail because of the engineering skills shortage. According to a new study by the consumer website Heating Hub, that suggests over 90% of the UK’s heating system engineers are not trained to correctly…
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250 UK homes to get free heat pumps

250 UK homes to get free heat pumps: Low carbon heat pumps are set to be installed in a total of 250 homes across  250 homes across Newcastle-upon-Tyne for free from July. BEIS and E.ON have launched the scheme with the intention of investigating ways of encouraging people to take a greater uptake in adopting…
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