Study: Low carbon technologies boost house prices by roughly £10,000

Solar panels, air source heat pumps, and electric vehicle (EV) charge points are boosting property values ​​in England and Wales by an average of £10,000, whilst cutting carbon emissions and shielding residents from soaring energy costs, fresh research has shown. An analysis of more than five million house sales in England and Wales by WWF … Read more

Legal & General ramps up investment UK heat pump pioneer Kensa Group

UK heat pump manufacturer and installer Kensa Group has today announced that Legal & General Capital (LGC) has made a further £8m investment into the company, taking the financial giant’s total investment in the firm to £15.7m over two years. Kensa Group said the latest funding would support its plans to scale up rapidly to … Read more

Emergency measures: How President Biden aims to boost clean tech production in the name of defence

White House announces sweeping package of executive orders designed to turbocharge US and global solar and heat pump development President Joe Biden yesterday responded to rising fossil fuel costs and the continued Congressional deadlock that is blocking White House efforts to pass climate legislation by approving a package of emergency measures designed to accelerate US … Read more

Mayor of London commits further £43m to help upgrade fuel poor city homes

Londoners living in draughty, inefficient homes are being encouraged to apply for City Hall grants to help pay for green upgrades such as heat pumps installations, home insulation, solar panels, draughtproofing or heating system repairs, as part of a fresh £43m injection of funding from the Mayor of London announced today. The support is being … Read more

Government fires up Boiler Upgrade Scheme with promise of £5,000 heat pump grants

The government’s £450m Boiler Upgrade Scheme formally kicked off yesterday, offering qualifying households grants up to £6,000 when they replace fossil fuel boilers with efficient low-carbon heat pumps. The grant scheme is set to slash the upfront cost of heat pumps to a level where they could become cost competitive with fossil gas boilers while … Read more

Centre for Net Zero: Government must act to accelerate heat pump roll out

An early boiler ban announcement, wide-ranging consumer awareness campaigns and comprehensive installer training programs hold the key to driving heat pump uptake and delivery on the government’s building decarbonisation goals. That is the conclusion of new research today from the Center for Net Zero, which warns that without a bolder near-term government intervention, the UK … Read more