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David Knipe, training manager at OFTEC

Heat Pump Grant to boost installer training

The Department for Energy Security and Net Zero has announced details of a new Heat Pump Training Grant to increase the number of heat pump installers. The grant, which is available in England, will provide trainees with a discount or rebate of up ... 
 16 Mar 2023

Jersey's first Net Zero training facility launched

Funded through Jersey Government's Retrain initiative, Highlands College has launched a Net Zero training facility. The provision is designed to ensure the college is equipped to satisfy the demand for training and assessment for the technologies ... 
 16 Mar 2023

Energy crisis leads to pipe insulation boom

Sales of pipe insulation have boomed since energy prices soared to unprecedented levels, a leading supplier has revealed.... 
 16 Mar 2023

Move to make ventilation sustainable

Manrose, a UK-based ventilation manufacturer, has welcomed Global Recycling Day, taking place on 18 March 2023, which aims to highlight the importance recycling plays in preserving the planet’s resources.... 
 16 Mar 2023

Industry expected more from Chancellor

Prominent industry stakeholders have welcomed announcements made by the Chancellor Jeremy Hunt in his spring budget announcements but most believe he could have gone further.... 
 16 Mar 2023
Chris Goggin of Rinnai

Unclear future energy plan risks additional customer costs

Chris Goggin of Rinnai looks at a new report from the National Audit Office on the 2035 target for decarbonisation... 
 15 Mar 2023

Practical, economical, technical solutions to hydrogen ready heating & hot water

Rinnai is creating practical, economical, and technically feasibility pathways to lower carbon emissions. A major part of these low carbon pathways is the introduction of a comprehensive 12-year warranty on all its fully certified I2HY20 continuous ... 
 13 Mar 2023
Chief executive of the Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering (CIPHE), Kevin Wellman

Tackling gender inequality in the plumbing and heating industry 

With a clear need to encourage more women to consider careers in plumbing and heating, and a concerning skills gap to be filled, chief executive of the Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering (CIPHE), Kevin Wellman, discusses the ... 
 9 Mar 2023
Fiona Hodgson, Chief Executive of SNIPEF

Stereotypes cited as main barriers to women entering the plumbing industry

Outdated stereotypes and poor career advice are seen as the main barriers for women considering a career in the plumbing and heating industry, according to a new survey from the Scottish and Northern Ireland Plumbing Employers’ Federation (SNIPEF).... 
 9 Mar 2023

Research shows AI won't replace experts anytime soon

UK Radiators ran the UK's most searched-for heating questions through ChatGPT's ChatBot, comparing its answers to their in-house experts, taking the AI’s strengths and weaknesses into account. Here is what they found:... 
 9 Mar 2023

Sustainable success at Thurrock as Ground Source Heat Pump switched on

Kensa Contracting and Thurrock Council celebrated an important milestone as the first energy and carbon saving ground source heat pump was switched on. It is one of over 270 residences benefiting from a landmark energy upgrade scheme delivered by ... 
 9 Mar 2023
Jeff House, External Affairs & Policy Director at Baxi

Baxi to deliver training and added installer incentives aligned with new Government scheme 

Baxi has been working alongside the Government to develop its new £5 million Heat Training Grant, designed to support 10,000 trainees to become low carbon heating experts with grants of up to £500 over the next two years.... 
 9 Mar 2023

UK hydrogen installations & funding continues to expand

Chris Goggin details construction projects and financial funding directly related to future widespread UK hydrogen usage. Customers of energy and all related products will be provided with insight into projects that involve hydrogen use and ... 
 6 Mar 2023
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Energy Security and Net Zero, Lord Callanan

£14 million cash boost to accelerate rollout of low carbon heating

More than £14m is being made available to accelerate the installation of heat pumps and heat networks across the country, as a new scheme launches to train thousands of installers.... 
 2 Mar 2023
Charlotte Lee is t become the HPA chief executive

The HPA appoints first chief executive

Charlotte Lee will become the Heat Pump Association’s new chief executive in April 2023.... 
 2 Mar 2023

BEAMA releases its latest underfloor heating efficiency test results

BEAMA’s Underfloor Heating Group has released the latest results from its collaboration on the BEIS DEEP project at Salford University Energy House, providing further evidence that lower flow temperatures can support heat sources to operate more ... 
 2 Mar 2023

Energy Efficiency at City Plumbing and GTEC join forces in heat pump training 

Energy Efficiency at City Plumbing is set to unveil its new Energy Efficiency Centre after agreeing a partnership with GTEC Training to provide accredited training courses for installers.... 
 2 Mar 2023

HPA welcomes Government’s heat training grant for heat pump installers

The Heat Pump Association (HPA) welcomes plans announced by the Government today for a £5 million Heat Training Grant aimed at supporting 10,000 low carbon heating installers over the next two years... 
 2 Mar 2023
An MoU was signed by Baxi’s MD Karen Boswell and Enass Abo-Hamed, H2GO’s CEO, at a presentation of their carbon-neutral heat-in-a-box system held at Baxi’s Dartford Training Centre

Hydrogen storage innovation news

Heating and hot water solutions provider Baxi and H2GO Power, hydrogen-based software and hardware solutions innovators, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) formalising their commitment to develop innovative green hydrogen-based ... 
 28 Feb 2023

Rinnai hydrogen blends ready 20% continuous flow water heaters beat stored water systems at premier league clubs

Property experts and contractors have completed the installation of a complete new hot water delivery system at a top London Premiership football club, replacing an outdated stored cylinder configuration with a practical and economic hot water ... 
 23 Feb 2023
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