10 March 2011
Welcome & RHI announcement
This morning has seen the long-awaited announcement by Secretary of State, Chris Huhne of the RHI - with an initial outline at least provided. Please see below for the GSHPA interpretation of the announcement, with a full Press Notice published by DECC available on the DECC website.
Last week, Ecobuild 2011, in the new considerably larger Excel venue in London Docklands, was a huge success. There are rumoured to have been up to 45,000 visitors on the first day alone! A fairly constant interest on the GSHPA stand was a good indication that Ground Source Heat Pumps are set to play a key role in the future of the renewable heating technology sector and in meeting the UK CO2 reduction targets.
I would also like to mention the imminent deadline for an important Government consultation: next Wednesday, 16th March. The GSHPA will be submitting a response to this and we urge you to do so also if you have not yet:
As you will see below, plans are coming together for this year's GSHPA Annual Conference & Exhibition: 'Renewable Heat and Coolth from the Ground Up' - to take place on Monday 27th June in Reading Town Hall.
Wishing you all a great month ahead and I will write again in early April.
DECC has announced the following:
As soon as the Association knows more on any aspect of the RHI and the benefits it will bring to our sector, we will try to be the first to let you know.Contents
The GSHPA is working closely with Reading Borough Council and the European Heat Pump Project (Geo.Power) and will this year be collaborating for the day to run the GSHPA Annual Conference & Exhibition in the morning, with seminars focussing on Geo.Power during the afternoon.
Details of the day are still at the planning stage but we hope to provide you with a (draft) agenda; line up of speakers, including a well respected key-note speaker and the opportunity to book your exhibition space shortly.
At the moment though, please save the date: Monday 27th June 2011.Contents
BSRIA compiled and published a multi client study of the UK heat pump market in January, the summary of which is available to view on the GSHPA website.
The full UK study is available to order through BSRIA for £705; the full European study (10 countries) is available for £7050 (with each individual country study also being available for £705). Details are available on the summary document linked above.Contents
I realise that not many GSHP companies are involved in deep geothermal systems but thought this story may be of interest:
Featured Event - Geodrilling 2011 - including Ground Source Live! seminars; 7th - 8th June 2011; Peterborough
GeoDrilling is the UK's only free to attend two day conference and exhibition dedicated to the ground drilling, geotechnical, piling and geothermal industry.
The popular, pay to attend, Ground Source Live! seminar which was such a success in Birmingham at the NEC in 2009, will also be integrated into the conference programme. This seminar updates the industry on developments and innovations.
To find out more about the event, including Ground Source Live! please follow the links - where you are also able to register and book your delegate place(s):
If you are interested in exhibiting at Geodrilling 2011, please contact Linda Winfield (01268 769666) or Joe Smith (020 7216 6065).
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