Category: UK news

UK heat pump adopters open up homes to encourage others to ditch gas boilers

VisitAHeatPump service allows householders to look and ask questions about low-carbon systemUK householders considering swapping their gas boiler for an electric heat pump could see how they work by visiting an early adopter in their area.A new servic…

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England could produce 13 times more renewable energy, using less than 3% of land – analysis

Onshore wind and solar could provide 226GWh of electricity without impairing food production, says Friends of the EarthEngland could produce 13 times more renewable energy than it does now, while using less than 3% of its land, analysis has found.Onsho…

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EasyJet joins calls for UK government to help fund hydrogen-powered flight

Carrier says technology could be a reality by end of the next decade, as it launches a base in BirminghamEasyJet has joined aerospace manufacturers in urging the government to help fund hydrogen-powered flight, as the budget carrier launched an operati…

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UK heat pump rollout criticised as too slow by public spending watchdog

Installations must speed up 11-fold as advisers say latest changes to scheme likely to make 2028 target even harderThe public spending watchdog has criticised the slow pace of the government’s heat pump rollout just days after ministers postponed an im…

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Sunak faces anger over gas-power strategy for ‘backing up renewables’

PM says he will not gamble on energy security, in move likely to be seen as backwards step in decarbonising networkRishi Sunak risks further criticism from green campaigners after throwing his weight behind the building of new gas-fired power stations,…

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Labour would lift block on onshore windfarms, says Ed Miliband

Tory government has ‘ducked’ difficult decisions, leading to higher bills, says shadow energy secretaryBusiness live – latest updatesLabour has claimed a “culture of inertia and stasis” has blocked renewable energy projects under the Conservatives and …

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