Category: Energy & Utilities

Hybrid Heat Pumps Needed to Decarbonise Home Heating
Energy & Utilities

Hybrid Heat Pumps Needed to Decarbonise Home Heating

The Heating and Hotwater Industry Council (HHIC) is calling for greater support for hybrid systems in the Government’s net zero strategy, in order to provide a practical method of achieving low-carbon heating for consumers. Launched in October last year, the Department for Business, Energy and …

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Energy & Utilities

Baxi cuts carbon emissions by more than a third

Baxi’s carbon emissions last year were 35 per cent lower than they were two years ago, the company’s sustainability report will say when it is published next week. The biggest reason for the reduction in Baxi’s carbon emissions was the decision to buy electricity only …

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Housing Associations to Deliver Repairs Across Local Communities
Energy & Utilities

Housing Associations to Deliver Repairs Across Local Communities

Two social landlords have joined forces in a newly formed partnership to offer a more locally based repairs service. Platform Housing Group and national housing provider, Stonewater, have signed a contract which will see Platform Property Care – a subsidiary of Platform Housing Group – …

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Government Must Incentivise Hybrid Heat Pump Systems to Enhance Energy Security
Energy & Utilities

Government Must Incentivise Hybrid Heat Pump Systems to Enhance Energy Security

Baxi is calling on the government to incentivise hybrid heat pump systems to reduce reliance on natural gas and increase heat pump installations and energy security. The large increase in the price of gas, in part because of the conflict in Ukraine, is leading to …

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Abode Save Water with New Flow Limited Tap Collection
Energy & Utilities

Abode Save Water with New Flow Limited Tap Collection

Abode, award-winning designer and distributor of market leading kitchen taps, sinks, bathroom taps & showering solutions help future-proof the home and limit water consumption with the launch of its new Flow Limited Tap Collection: a range of water-efficient taps, which use up to 97% less …

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Heating Industry Agree Hydrogen Appliance Labels
Energy & Utilities

Heating Industry Agree Hydrogen Appliances Labels

With progress being made towards decarbonising domestic use of gas, using hydrogen, the Heating and Hotwater Industry Council (HHIC) membership of appliance manufacturers has agreed new, clear labelling for hydrogen appliances. The new labels will very clearly show three distinct categories of hydrogen appliances: “Hydrogen Blend” compatible, …

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Red Wall Backs Calls to Scrap VAT on Energy Bills
Energy & Utilities

Red Wall Backs Calls to Scrap VAT on Energy Bills

Facing unprecedented increases in energy bills, residents in 18 Red Wall constituencies in the north of England have given overwhelming backing to calls for VAT on energy bills to be scrapped. Polling conducted by YouGov, on behalf of the not-for-profit trade body Energy and Utilities Alliance …

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Better use of EPCs
Energy & Utilities

What does the future hold as Energy Performance Certificates come of age?

Better use of EPCs suggest the Houzen team. Introduced to the UK back in 2007, as part of Home Information Packs, Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) are now required for any building that is built, sold or rented. While Home Information Packs fell by the wayside, …

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the cost-of-living crisis
Energy & Utilities

CRISIS OF CONFIDENCE: Majority of ‘Red Wall’ voters say Government “does not understand financial pressures on working families” as energy prices soar

Exclusive polling conducted for the not-for-profit trade body Energy and Utilities Alliance (EUA), has confirmed that the cost-of-living crisis is hitting ‘Red Wall’ voters hard, with an astonishing 79 per cent saying the Government does not understand the financial pressures on working families. EUA and …

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All-electric modular homes.
Energy & Utilities

Insulated from energy price increases: The first families moving into a new development of “power homes”

All-electric modular homes. While 15 million households across Britain saw double digit rises in energy bills in 2021, and prices set to rise even further in 2022, families moving into a new development of ‘power homes’ in Kent are insulated from the price increases Following …

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