Energy efficiency

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Heat pumps are practical and necessary | Letters
Letters: Readers respond to letters from readers who were sceptical about the practicality of replacing gas boilers with heat pumps

Letters

24, Oct, 2021 @4:43 PM

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Air source heat pumps: how the costs and savings stack up
The lowdown as householders are being urged to replace their old boilers with greener alternatives

Miles Brignall

23, Oct, 2021 @7:00 AM

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‘It’s been brilliant’: air source heat pump will recoup cost for owner
Wendy and Steve Knight could not be happier after changing an oil-fired boiler for a greener option

Miles Brignall

23, Oct, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Mortgage lenders need to warm up to energy-efficient homes
Government’s net zero plan wants to link energy upgrades to home financing, but policy details will be critical

Nils Pratley

19, Oct, 2021 @6:25 PM

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UK’s net zero strategy: what are the key policies?
Plans include replacing gas boilers with heat pumps and but no proposals for insulation

Jessica Elgot Chief political correspondent

19, Oct, 2021 @5:39 PM

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UK government explores mortgages tied to ‘green’ home improvements
Query over homeowners’ costs as government’s net zero strategy reveals lender targets to encourage energy efficiency

Kalyeena Makortoff Banking correspondent

19, Oct, 2021 @5:22 PM

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What are heat pumps and why is the UK government pushing them?
Their use could help the UK meet its climate targets, but there are concerns over high installation and running costs

Jillian Ambrose

19, Oct, 2021 @10:46 AM

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Minister hints at gas boilers ban but says market should drive change
Anne-Marie Trevelyan urges firms to encourage shift to heat pumps, amid criticism of limited £5,000 grants

Jessica Elgot Chief political correspondent

19, Oct, 2021 @8:38 AM

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£5,000 grants unveiled to support home heat pump installation
Funding comes as part of government’s heat and buildings strategy, but campaigners say plan lacks ambition

Peter Walker Political correspondent

18, Oct, 2021 @9:00 PM

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UK’s home gas boilers emit twice as much CO2 as all power stations – study
Data highlights urgent need for government action to introduce low-carbon heat pumps, researchers say

Damian Carrington Environment editor

29, Sep, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Britain’s leaky homes make the energy crisis worse. Why have governments not fixed them? | Max Wakefield
Our housing stock needs better insulation and low-carbon heating, or we’ll continue to suffer these shocks, says Max Wakefield of climate action group Possible

Max Wakefield

28, Sep, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Long, cold winter ahead for Britain could keep gas prices soaring to record levels
Meteorologists and energy market experts predict a grim season for hard-pressed and vulnerable families

Jillian Ambrose Energy correspondent

25, Sep, 2021 @4:27 PM

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