• How will we replace our gas boilers?

    78% of all UK C02 levels are to be reduced by 2035 – is this deliverable? It’s a great idea but where is the plan? And how will it affect our daily lives?  The detail policies have not yet been published, so we are waiting to find out the new heating and building strategy and […]

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  • Do we need a Pollution Tax?

    The Green Homes Grant (GHG) scheme has been abandoned just six months after its launch. Boris Johnson’s promise to ‘build back greener’ had offered household grants of £5,000 – £10,000 to install insulation and low-carbon heating. The scheme was slow, bureaucratic and poorly administrated. Johnson and Rishi Sunak seem to have little or no interest […]

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  • Comment: the biomass heat industry and electricity producers are very different…

    If biomass has a ‘carbon debt’ that is measured between 1 – 50 years (depending upon whom you believe), then fossil fuels have a carbon debt of infinity years. Fossil fuel burning is a net permanent addition of carbon to the atmosphere (or the wider biosphere).  This is the baseline against which all sustainable energies […]

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  • Ban on the sale of wet wood and coal

    From 21st February 2021, the government will ban the sale of pre-packaged bituminous house coal and wet wood in a bid to curb particulate matter (PM) emissions. The pledge was a major part of the Clean Air Strategy which stated that solid fuels currently account for around 39% of all PM pollution in the UK […]

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  • His Royal Highness Prince Charles’ call to action

    Author Margaret Atwood interviewed HRH Prince Charles on the BBC’s Today programme this week about his long-time environmental campaign and his continued perseverance in pursuit of change of what he truly believes in. HRH ‘I suppose it was in the early 1960s when I was witnessing the destruction of so much natural habitat, the grubbing […]

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  • Training for biomass boiler installation

    Windhager UK has been successful in their application for a grant to offer subsidised training courses (H005DE) in support of the Governments ‘Green Homes Grant’ scheme to heating engineers. Windhager UK will offer the courses on a first come, first served basis to heating engineers with the necessary course pre-qualifications and/or experience at their training […]

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