Heat pumps will be the cheapest green heating option for consumers

The urgency of the challenge to mitigate the climate crisis will force all of us to change how we heat our homes: away from polluting sources like gas to greener and more efficient alternatives. According to a new study released by BEUC (The European Consumer Organisation) this week, heat pumps will be the cheapest green … Continue reading Heat pumps will be the cheapest green heating option for consumers

Are we fit for 55?

We have all been figuring out how to meet our Paris climate commitments. The European Union has been ramping up its level of ambition as well as the means to achieving those targets. This week the European Commission adopted a package of proposals to make the EU's climate, energy, land use, transport and taxation policies … Continue reading Are we fit for 55?

Decarbonising London’s Square Mile heating system: heat pumps and geothermal technology

We know that to reach our long-term climate and energy objectives, our heating systems will have to be decarbonised. Jillian Ambrose writes on the Guardian website about plans for buildings in London’s Square Mile. What are your views?   Low-carbon heating system to warm up London’s Square Mile One of the UK’s largest low-carbon heating … Continue reading Decarbonising London’s Square Mile heating system: heat pumps and geothermal technology

Ignore hype over hydrogen heating, UK government told

Hydrogen power should be reserved for powering aircraft and large factories, say experts, dashing hopes gas industry could pivot to piping hydrogen into homes. Madeleine Cuff discusses latest developments in an article on the inews website.   End of the road for gas boilers? Researchers give thumbs down to hydrogen heating New research has poured … Continue reading Ignore hype over hydrogen heating, UK government told

New report on industrial heat pumps

The Austrian Institute of Technology has teamed up with several other organisations to publish a White Paper on industrial heat pumps. It is described in an article on the AIT website.   AIT Center for Energy: Whitepaper on industrial heat pumps AIT Center for Energy has contributed to the Whitepaper on industrial heat pumps, which … Continue reading New report on industrial heat pumps

Wider use of heat pumps is important for the energy transition

A recent study in the US describes heat pumps for home heating and cooling as “the low hanging fruit when it comes to saving customers money and reducing greenhouse gas emissions." John Fialka explains in an article on the Scientific American website.   Heat Pumps Gain Traction as Renewable Energy Grows A cluster of new … Continue reading Wider use of heat pumps is important for the energy transition