Uk set to miss 2020 15% renewables target

As Angela Merkel prepares to lead attempts to take climate science denier Donald Trump to task at the forthcoming G20 summit in Germany, Whitehall officials quietly published a report revealing that Britain is falling behind. Despite having the relatively low target of getting 15 per cent of all energy – including electricity, domestic heating and […]

The Financial Benefits of Underfloor Heating

No one wants to spend more on heating their home than they have to. But rising utility prices conspire against us, leaving some homeowners wondering how they will afford to heat their homes this winter. You’ve tried turning down the thermostat, encouraging family members to wear more layers of clothing and you limit the number […]

Heat pumps – a long-term and potentially zero carbon solution

The Future of Thermal Energy Conference, hosted at Warwick Unversity in October, heard that industrial sized district heat pumps are expected to play a key role in achieving carbon reduction targets due to their proven ability to deliver zero carbon heat on an industrial scale.   For the full article as written in Renewable Energy […]

The future is renewable according to the British people

An article in the October edition of Renewable Energy Installer indicates that the British public have faith in renewables for their future energy supplies as renewable energy is more cost effective and reliable than fossil or nuclear sources.   Lets hope the government are in agreement and that the renewables industry is provided with ongoing […]

H.D. Services Ltd. at the London Homebuilding and Renovating Show

23-25th September 2016, ExCel Centre, London   For the past 3 years we have attended the Homebuilding and Renovating Show in London. Having started attending when the show was still small and being held at Olympia, we have seen it grow and move to the ExCel Centre to accommodate its increasing popularity with self-builders and […]

RHI Tarrifs changed in line with RPI and digression triggers

Biomass reaches degression triger – rates adjusted:   The Department of Energy and Climate Change announced on 29 May 2015 that the degression ‘super trigger’ for biomass had been passed. This means that the current biomass tariff of 8.93p per kilowatt hour will be reduced by 20% to 7.14p per kilowatt hour for all new […]

How can water heat a million homes?

In June, the Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC) will launch their water source heat map, which identifies the potential source of more than six giggawatts of renewable heat which they calculate could heat upto a million homes. The map shows the potential heat that could be utilised from rivers, canals and the sea using heat […]

Is this the ‘Greenest’ renewable heat idea yet?

“The possibility of using existing wells enables us to not only deliver renewable geothermal heat at a much lower cost but also to recycle wells that would otherwise be wasted,” A comment by the head of Geothermal Engineering Ltd, Ryan Law, regarding the project they are undertaking with Cuadrilla to expolre the liklihood that geothermal […]

Green Deal and ECO Regional Awards

On the 24th February 2015, the regional Green Deal & ECO Awadrs roadshow started in ernest. The organisors, sponsors and photographers spent 4 weeks traveling accross the country presenting awards to the winners in 11 different regions. These awards aim to recognise the efforts and lengths individuals and companies go to to tackle fuel poverty […]

Wishing you a warm and cosy Christmas!

A bit late I realise, but as we enter the festive season all at H.D. would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Fabulous New Year!   We would especially like to thank our clients, suppliers and certification companies for their continued support and great work this year – lets hope […]