Is this the green future of home heating?

Wales and West Utilities and UK Power Networks trial a new hybrid heating system

Scotland sets out plan to transform heating in one million homes by 2030

The Heat in Buildings strategy sets out the vision for homes and non-domestic buildings to use low and zero emission heating systems

Guest Blog: David Lewis – A Risk or a Climate Emergency Opportunity?

David Lewis CEng MICE MIET, Managing Director at ista UK, discusses the Heat Network (Metering and Billing) Regulations

New homes in Scotland could require zero emission heating systems

The Scottish Government is consulting on the proposed New Build Heat Standard, which aims to ensure heating systems in all new buildings given consent from 2024 do not emit any emissions

Government extends Green Homes Grant by a year

The year-long extension will give homeowners across England more time to have energy efficiency upgrades, helping up to 600,000 households save up to £600 on their energy bills

First UK homes heated with hydrogen in latest demonstration

The ‘HyStreet’ test site consists of specially-built demonstration houses, with more than 200 tests completed to research and prove the safety of converting homes and gas networks to hydrogen

Scientists develop ‘liquid window’ to reduce energy consumption in buildings

The ‘smart window’ could reduce up to 45% of heating, ventilation and air-conditioning energy consumption in buildings

UK homes ‘could save £1.4bn by turning thermostats down by just 1°C’

A new study found two-thirds – or 17.7m – of households are turning up their thermostats to more than 20°C while 2.7m households are turning up the heat to 25°C or more – hotter than Tenerife at present

Almost three million UK households ‘owe £188m to energy suppliers’

An estimated 1.9 million households plan to spend less on food in order to be able to pay for their energy bills, according to a report

VAT subsidy on domestic gas ‘mostly benefits wealthier households’

The government is being urged to end the 5% VAT rate on domestic heating fuels and redistribute the revenues to help those on low incomes to heat their homes