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Should we rethink the energy retail market?

Nesta, the UK’s innovation charity, has recently launched a report which looks at the role of energy suppliers in delivering net zero. The report questions whether we need to reform the market to get us to net zero at the pace and scale that’s required.

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Visit a heat pump service – bookings now open 

Alasdair Hiscock, Design Lead in Nesta’s sustainable future team, explains its visit a heat pump initiative. Heat pumps are the best current technology to support decarbonisation of homes but there are only 250,000 homes with heat pumps in the UK.  Most people in the UK have never seen a heat pump. For those considering one, […]

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Government simplifies Boiler Upgrade Scheme criteria and considers CHMM delay

The government is to simplify the eligibility criteria for the Boiler Upgrade Scheme, which provides grants of up to £7,500 to people in England and Wales to install low-carbon heating systems such as heat pumps.

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Clean heat: coordinating the switch street by street 

Andy Mardsen, designer for the sustainable future mission at Nesta, the UK’s innovation charity, shares his work on co-designing an area-based approach to the planning and delivery of low-carbon heat.

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Five ways to increase tenant engagement in retrofit projects

Benoit Siberdt from Nesta shares its retrofit learnings from social housing providers.

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Switching streets to low-carbon heat

Nesta’s Alasdair Hiscock, Andy Marsden, Kevin Wiley and Elin Price explain networked heat pumps and where they fit in the decarbonisation picture.

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Nesta outlines how much insulation UK houses need

The Nesta report sets out why insulating properties is not necessary to switch to a low-carbon heating, such as heat pumps.

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Testing a new heat pump information website

Nesta’s Codrina Cretu explains the charity’s goals for its new heat pump website.

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Developing support interventions for social housing tenants with heat pumps

Codrina Cretu, mission manager in Nesta’s sustainable future team, explains why making the transition to green heating easier is so important.

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How our boiler challenge is helping households save

Madeleine Gabriel, Mission Director in Nesta’s sustainable future team, discusses its money-saving boiler challenge and how it can help households this winter.

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Speeding up heat pumps through planning 

Nesta’s Codrina Cretu looks at the impact of planning rules on heat pump installations.

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‘Visit a heat pump’ service launches for registrations

Nesta, the UK’s innovation charity, is committed to finding ways to speed up home decarbonisation. Heat pumps are the best current technology to support the decarbonisation of homes and we want to increase take-up of the heating technology, but there are only 250,000 UK homes with a heat pump. We’re making it fast and simple […]

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