World News

Industry news and insights from Europe and around the World

UK News

Latest news and developments in the United Kingdom

Products

Keep up-to-date with the latest new products and technology

Features

General articles, applications and industry analysis

Carrier urges action to secure green heat funding

UK: Carrier is urging building owners to act now to secure funding for low-carbon heat network projects before the funding application deadline expires. 

Carrier points to a number of net-zero funding incentives available in the UK, including the Green Heat Network Fund (GHNF). The GHNF is a capital grant programme that opened in March 2022 to help organisations in the public, private and third sectors in England develop low- and zero-carbon heat and cooling networks. The popularity of the initial £288m fund has meant more funding is available and can be drawn down in fiscal years 2023/24 through 2026/27.

After six rounds of applications, there are five more opportunities to apply with the next round closing on February 23, 2024.

“Heat networks will be vital for helping the UK reach net zero,” said Oliver Sanders, Carrier’s commercial HVAC director for UK & Ireland. “Adopting heat pumps in these networks will provide highly efficient methods of heating and cooling to reduce carbon emissions.”

With the UK government targeting at least 600,000 hydronic heat pumps per year to replace fossil fuel boilers by 2028, Sanders insists there is work to do.

“The GHNF provides an excellent opportunity to make up the deficit so the UK can benefit from energy-efficient district heating and lower carbon emissions. With the next round of government funding closing February 2024, we are urging organisations to submit their application and tap into this £288m before it expires.”

Further information on round seven of the GHNF here.

Latest News

26th February 2024

Brian Streatfield 1936-2024

UK: Brian Streatfield, a man who was instrumental in the formation of Carrier in the UK during the 1970s, died at the weekend. He was 87.
25th February 2024

Safety is vital in global F-gas transition

UK: Institute of Refrigeration president Graeme Fox has warned of the real-world issues that the “rapid transition” to “natural” refrigerants poses for developing countries.
25th February 2024

Terrie Lamb wins lifetime achievement award

UK: Terrie Lamb of Cimetrics was recognised for 25 years of dedication to the RACHP sector in a night of awards at Thursday night’s annual Institute of Refrigeration (IoR) dinner.
25th February 2024

Boosting EV range with microwave energy

UK: Researchers from the University of Birmingham are working on an energy storage system which couples a chemical heat pump with microwave energy to produce heating or cooling on demand.
25th February 2024

Home heat pump install for newly-trained engineers

UK: A UK charity is proposing to give newly trained heat pump installers an air-source heat pump to install in their own home.
23rd February 2024

Hoshizaki acquires 25% stake in Fogel

PANAMA: Japanese refrigeration equipment manufacturer Hoshizaki has acquired a 25% stake in Fogel Company Inc, a manufacturer of commercial refrigeration equipment based in Republic of Panama, for US$28m.