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Electrification of Heat project 1: opportunities and limitations

Topic: heating, Efficiency, Air-source heat pump, Electricity, Heat pump, Electrification of Heat Demonstration Project, ground source heat pump

Heat pumps are a possible way to close the gap between low-cost, high-carbon gas power and high-cost, low-carbon electricity in heating the British domestic sector. Energy Systems Catapult’s recent project tested the feasibility of installing them across the many home types and ages that comprise the British housing...

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Electrification of Heat project 1: opportunities and limitations

Electrification of Heat project 2: the Atamate view

Topic: heating, Efficiency, Air-source heat pump, Electricity, Electrification of Heat Demonstration Project, ground source heat pump

Energy Systems Catapult has declared its Electrification of Heat (EoH) project successful in installing heat pumps in all types and ages of British homes. However, their published reports suggest that installation may not be possible in many older, low-income homes where the high cost of electricity will be most felt.

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Electrification of Heat project 2: the Atamate view

Electric combi boilers - the pros and cons

Topic: heating, Efficiency, Gas, Bills, Electricity

Given the recent rise in gas prices and the UK government’s stated aim of making all newly built homes ‘zero-carbon ready’ by 2025, the need to move away from using gas to heat and produce hot water for domestic properties has been brought into focus.

One of the technologies that is seen as an alternative to a gas...

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Electric combi boilers - the pros and cons

Heating bills are soaring: are we too dependent on gas?

Topic: heating, Energy, Gas, Renewable, Bills, Infrastructure, Natural gas, Electricity, Cost, Price rise, Price shock

This winter’s hike in international natural gas prices will lead to heating price hikes this winter. It exposes the vulnerability of Britain’s dependence on imported gas, both for heating homes and for generating electricity, and illustrates the importance of initiatives to replace gas heating systems.

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Heating bills are soaring: are we too dependent on gas?

The winter gas price shock shows we need renewable energy

Topic: heating, Gas, Renewable, Natural gas, Electricity, Price rise, Price shock, Net zero

If you’ve looked at the news recently, you’ll have seen dire reports of soaring gas prices and dire predictions of either a very expensive or a very cold winter ahead.

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The winter gas price shock shows we need renewable energy

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