Opinion

Lifting the lid on heat pump myths

Lifting the lid on heat pump myths

In the first of his columns for elemental and Installer, Graham Hendra explains how he found his heat pump calling

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Heat electrification just requires the breakdown of government barriers

Heat electrification just requires the breakdown of government barriers

To kick off our series of regular columns from electro-technical association BEAMA, strategy director Kelly Butler tackles heat electrification

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Can the new Solar Taskforce deliver the policy drivers needed to deliver 70GW by 2035?

Can the new Solar Taskforce deliver the policy drivers needed to deliver 70GW by 2035?

Our solar columnist, Dr Sebastian Berry, on the new Solar Taskforce and what it can learn from the UK’s previous solar PV strategy.

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Growth relies on more than tax-relief and red tape removal

Growth relies on more than tax-relief and red tape removal

Griff Thomas, from GTEC and heatly, responds to the 2023 Autumn Statement. Despite not getting much mention during his address to parliament, Jeremy Hunt did offer a few positives in the full autumn statement when it comes to encouraging the take-up of renewables and removing some of the barriers. VAT relief available of energy saving […]

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Avoiding the bystander effect in decarbonisation

Avoiding the bystander effect in decarbonisation

Tim Rook, Chief Markets Officer at Clade Engineering Systems, draws upon his 16 years of experience in the industrial and renewable energy sectors to address the challenge of decarbonisation.

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Unleashing the potential for district heating in Ireland

Unleashing the potential for district heating in Ireland

Gemserv’s Samantha Shea outlines a significant opportunity for the heating sector.

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Clean air is set to be a legal requirement – is your building ready?

Clean air is set to be a legal requirement – is your building ready?

Mark Bouldin, Clean Air Expert at Johnson Controls, on air quality legislation. Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) has fast become a priority for many businesses. Current ESG legislation ranges from corporate sustainability reporting and legal requirements to monitor Scope 3 supply chain emissions to equality and fair pay acts – but soon another law could […]

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Why the Rapid Charging Fund needs to be opened for applications

Why the Rapid Charging Fund needs to be opened for applications

Paul Routledge, Regional Director UK & Ireland at EV charging solutions provider Charge Amps, discusses the Rapid Charging Fund, which still hasn’t opened for applications three years after its creation.

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The role of innovation in balancing energy efficiency and comfort

The role of innovation in balancing energy efficiency and comfort

Richard Kemp-Harper, CCO of Airex, says we need to think about Building Regs in a different way. If Albert Einstein was a Retrofit Coordinator he would have a thing or two to say about the UK’s poorly insulated, damp, inefficiently heated homes and the route to making them fit for human habitation, never mind Net […]

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What next for the UK solar coaster?

What next for the UK solar coaster?

Our new solar columnist, Dr Sebastian Berry, on the sector’s buoyancy and the journey to achieving the government’s target of 70GW by 2035.

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Why we should be investing in whole house retrofit now

Why we should be investing in whole house retrofit now

Mark Krull says we’re missing a trick when it comes to tackling net zero and the cost-of-living crisis. The positive news from Rishi Sunak’s speech last month is that he’s increasing Boiler Upgrade Scheme funding to £7,500. Encouraging early investors ensures that we lay a strong and informed foundation for the low-carbon future, build consumer […]

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How to halve the cost of halving home energy bills

How to halve the cost of halving home energy bills

Steven Heath, Technical Director at Knauf Insulation, on why we should transition to a pay-for-performance retrofit model.

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