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Microwave and heat pump combination offer energy breakthrough for EVs

Researchers from the University of Birmingham are looking to patent a an energy storage system to stop the AC draining the batteries of EVs – which can reduce the driving range by as much as 40%.

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Huge rise in qualified heat pump installers

The Heat Pump Association has shared that there has been a significant rise in the number of qualified heat pump installers within the UK.

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Heat Geek announces £3.7m funding

Heat Geek has announced a £3.7m seed funding round, bringing the total raised to £4.2m.

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Connected Places Catapult creates housing advisory board

Eleven industry experts have been appointed to the new Homes and Housing Advisory Board convened by Connected Places Catapult. The purpose of the group is to find ways to join up existing efforts to support the development of place-based approaches, with demonstrable outcomes for health and wellbeing of residents and climate resilience. The appointed members represent the […]

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Deborah Meaden revealed as keynote for InstallerSHOW

Deborah Meaden will be on stage at InstallerSHOW 2024, appearing in the elemental arena.

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Guide to sustainable hospitality businesses published

A free publication from Belu and The Sustainable Restaurant Association is available, designed to help small hospitality businesses become more sustainable.

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Cooling industry calls for culture change

Speakers at the Institute of Refrigeration Dinner have called for greater diversity and a focus on skills, along with better visibility for the work of the cooling industry.

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Report highlights health impacts of cold homes

New analysis from the UCL Institute of Health Equity (IHE) has found that 9.6m UK households are living in heat-leaking, poorly insulated homes.

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Consortium “disappointed” at proposed Future Homes Standard

A consortium including the Good Homes Alliance and Bioregional has drafted a letter to DLUHC and DESNZ to express its disappointment in the proposed Future Homes Standard.

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SGN and Fife College to open the UK’s first hydrogen training facility for gas engineers

SGN and Fife College will open the UK’s first ever hydrogen training facility for gas engineers this year, based at the Levenmouth Campus.

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West Yorkshire’s plans for retrofit advisory board

West Yorkshire Mayor Tracy Brabin has launched a green skills action plan, in partnership with businesses and education providers in the region, including a retrofit advisory board.

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Manufacturers call for urgent action on non-compliant circulator pumps

The British Pump Manufacturers Association has said it is ‘deeply concerned’ by the recent announcement from the Office for Product Safety and Standards regarding the prevalence of non-compliant circulator pumps in the UK market.

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