On 6th August 2020 we ran a Living with Renewables webinar for people interested in finding out more about heat pumps and the renewable heat challenge. We were very grateful to our speakers Kate Watson (Centre for Sustainable Energy), Stuart Bell (Mitsubishi) and Keith Goverd, a householder with personal experience of heat pumps.

Here are recordings of the presentations and panel session:

Kate Watson (Centre for Sustainable Energy)Stuart Bell (Mitsubishi Electric Living Environmental Systems UK)Keith Goverd (Domestic Heat Pump User)Panel Session Q & A

Further information:

From 2023 gas boilers will no longer be installed in new homes.

BWCE’s Flex Community is recruiting participants who are interested in installing heat pumps linked to the electricity grid via smart technology to enable energy demand to be shifted to different times when required. Ultimately, this will enable more renewable energy to be installed on the grid.


Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI)This provides grant support for ground and air source heat pumps, solar thermal water heating and biomass boilers and stoves. It is paid quarterly for 7 years following installation. See details including payback calculator, requirements and application form here.  The domestic scheme will close to new applicants on 31 March 2022.

The Government’s Green Homes Grant (GHG) scheme was discontinued on 31st March 2021. Some local authorities have been given funding for similar work. For Bath & North East Somerset check out Energy at Home.