Heat pumps

Green UK households use 55% less imported energy, says ECIU

Research from the Energy and Climate Intelligence Unit (ECIU) has found that green UK households which use heat pumps and electric vehicles (EVs) use less imported energy. A typical household using a gas boiler and petrol car will be dependent on imports for almost 70% of its energy, equivalent to 17MWh a year. A

Public opening own homes to show eco changes

People who have adapted their homes to make them more eco-friendly are inviting the public in to see the changes. The Wiltshire Climate Alliance, supported by Wiltshire Council and the Centre for Sustainable Energy, have put together a map of the open houses. The Green Open Homes Week in the county runs until 17 March.

Future Homes Standard: All new homes must be ‘net zero ready’ by 2025

The UK government has published its Future Homes and Buildings Standards consultation emphasising that all new homes must be “net zero ready” from 2025. The consultation, which has been published by the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, also revealed that heat pumps must be a standard within all new homes, something that could

Decoding the path to net zero: Unlocking widescale heat pump deployment in the UK

Charlotte Lee, CEO from the Heat Pump Association (HPA), discusses the trade association’s new report, including recommendations to unlock the national-level decarbonisation opportunity presented by heat pumps. The pressing need to combat climate change has prompted the UK government to set an ambitious target of achieving net zero emissions by 2050. Recognising that the

OVO cuts heat pump running costs by 50%

OVO has announced it has cut its heat pump running costs by 50% to 15p/kWh, making it cheaper to run than a gas boiler. According to the energy supplier, cutting the cost for the electricity used by heat pumps will make the technology £500 cheaper (or roughly half price) of running a gas boiler, based

UK homes install ‘record number’ of solar panels and heat pumps

Head of industry standards body says more people are turning to renewable technology as energy costs grow British households are making more green energy upgrades than ever before after installing a record number of solar panels and heat pumps in the first half of the year, according to the industry’s official standards body. The

Record-breaking year: UK homes go green with record solar panel boom

The UK has witnessed 62% surge in home heat pump and solar panel installations, according to a report The UK is experiencing an uptick in the adoption of renewable energy technologies, with a 62% rise in heat pump and solar panel installations compared to the previous year. Recent data from the official standards body for renewable technologies MCS, points

Brits increasingly value sustainable homes and clean tech

A survey by electric vehicle (EV) charging company Hive shows that British people increasingly want to install clean technology like solar panels, EV charge points and insulation to make their homes more sustainable. 39% of respondents say they would like to install a home EV charger, although only 4.5% of people in the UK own

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