Climate Change

UK Government to Commit to 2050 Net Zero Greenhouse Gas Emissions

UK Government to Commit to 2050 Net Zero Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Following on from our blogs where we shared the latest advice from the Committee on Climate Change, we are delighted to share the news that the UK Government will be the first country in the world to write into law a net zero emissions target.

Oil & Gas Set To Be Out-priced by Renewables by 2020

Oil & Gas Set To Be Out-priced by Renewables by 2020

According to Swanson’s Law, solar PV tends to become 20% cheaper for every doubling of cumulative shipped volume. Solar energy costs have continued to decrease steeply for decades. in 1977 solar panels cost $77 per watt, compare that to 2016 where the cost had fallen as low as $0.36 per watt.

UK Electricity Continues To Get Cleaner

UK Electricity Continues To Get Cleaner

Latest figures from the Internation Energy Agency show that electricity generated in the UK continues to get cleaner, with emission rates per unit of electricity at their lowest for over 100 years. The biggest contributor to this is the development and continued investment in offshore wind. In fact, figures show that the UK has the largest offshore wind capacity in the World, and has done so since 2008.

Greenhouse Gas Emissions Fall by 3% in 2018

Greenhouse Gas Emissions Fall by 3% in 2018

In 2018, the UK’s greenhouse gas emissions fell by 3%, and are continuing to drop, while low carbon generation rose by 53%.

Government Pledges to Ban Boilers In New Homes By 2025

Government Pledges to Ban Boilers In New Homes By 2025

The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond, has today announced the Government’s commitment to ban fossil fuel heating from new homes by 2025. In today’s Spring Statement, Hammond confirmed the introduction of a new standard for new build homes will be introduced by 2025, in order to future-proof new build homes with low carbon heating, such as heat pumps.

Gas Boilers Banned In New Homes By 2025?

Gas Boilers Banned In New Homes By 2025?

According to the latest advice from Government advisors, new build homes should be banned from connecting to the gas grid within as little as 6 years in order to tackle climate change. As reported in the Times and the BBC, The Committee on Climate Change report, titled “UK Housing: Fit for the Future”, suggests that all new-build homes in the countryside should be heated by heat pumps, rather than traditional fossil fuel boilers.

New £320m Scheme Launched to Help Decarbonise UK's Heat Network

New £320m Scheme Launched to Help Decarbonise UK's Heat Network

The Government has launched a £320m scheme to help accelerate the adoption of low-carbon heat technologies, such as ground source and air source heat pumps, across the UK's public, private and domestic sectors.

'Deep Retrofits' Required to Meet Zero Carbon Homes

'Deep Retrofits' Required to Meet Zero Carbon Homes

Experts have said that major energy efficiency refurbishment of millions of homes are required in order to cut carbon emissions. This comes following the news of keeping the world below 1.5C warming.