15 Mar Renewable Energy Rises from the Brexit Ashes
This week amongst the chaos of Brexit and Government defeats. The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Phillip Hammond announced that all new homes built by 2025 would be required to be heated by systems free from fossil fuels.
This is on the back of the news, we shared with you from the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) warnings that the future of gas was in doubt as they recommended it was banned in new builds. Phillip Hammond said, he would adopt the CCC’s advice to end the use of fossil fuel heating systems in new homes from 2025 under a ‘Future Homes Standard’, with green alternatives such as heat pumps instead being installed as standard in all new homes.
You could be cynical and think why announce a key change in the government fight on climate change, marking one of the first comprehensive policy changes alongside the Brexit debates, other than for it to fall in to the cracks and not be held to account? Be rest assured Hero Renewables will be watching closely and doing its part alongside others to make sure it doesn’t disappear from the agenda. Cynicism aside, this new announcement provides more reassurances that Green Energy, alongside a raft of other measures aimed at answering the fight for Climate Change action are finally happening.
With the uncertainty of Brexit and the future of the UK economy in question, we have to be happy that at last, it appears positive action is happening for the nation to become energy independent.
Hero Renewables Managing Director Jill Oldham said, “The Chancellor’s announcement that from 2025 there will be an end to fossil fuel heating in all new homes is excellent news, as a direct move towards helping to ease climate change. Hero have been installing Ground and Air Source heating systems throughout the UK since 2013 and this announcement in the Spring Statement looks on the face of it to be very exciting and positive news for the UK, the air quality in our towns and cities and for our future generations.”
We look forward to reading the Future Homes Standard in full upon its release to appreciate the real impact on our industry and on the UK as a whole. The effects of climate change have featured for so long in the news without too much tangible action, but this is potentially the most important step we have taken. But that doesn’t mean you have to wait until 2025.
Hero has installed Air and Heat Source Pumps since the start of Hero in 2013, we have adapted and evolved alongside Heat Pump technology, striving to deliver the best efficiencies for our customers. Hero renewables are ready to solve your energy independence as a market leader in renewable solutions. If you want to find out more, reach out to us for a free no obligation quote.