Kensa Contracting's managing director Matthew Trewhella talked to Current± about the challenges of cheap gas, the need to work together with other energy technologies and the significance of L&G investing.
Changes in public policy are still needed to encourage a switch from gas boilers to hybrid systems now, but the Future Homes Standard should be implemented now.
A project to develop a green domestic heating solution, led by the University of Exeter, has received £5 million (€5.7 million) of funding from the EU’s INTERREG 2 Seas programme.
Innovation is needed to make the switch to low carbon heating affordable, and to ensure that it delivers comparable or superior performance to natural gas boilers.
In order for Glasgow to become net zero by 2030, over £2.3 billion will need to be invested in its energy networks, electric vehicles (EVs) and heat pumps, according to ScottishPower.
Peak energy demand will rise by up to 50% in the next 30 years in the North West, according to Electricity North West’s annual Distribution Future Electricity Scenarios (DFES) publication.
An average of over 4,000 EV charge points and domestic heat pumps will need to be installed per day to reach net zero, a target which will require a predicted £48 billion in network upgrades.
Centrica has made investments in two cutting edge energy tech firms as it targets a more concentrated domestic energy flexibility business.
Around one million homes and businesses could have access to renewable heat through waterways, according to the Department of Energy & Climate Change.