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H&V News Webinar in association with Kensa

10th of December 2020 | 10:00 am

Upcoming Events:

Webinar – Heat Pumps and Hydrogen: The low-carbon heating future

The Government recently set out its major 10-point plan for a ‘green industrial revolution’ intended to accelerate the UK towards its ambitious goal of becoming net-zero carbon by 2050. The plan committed considerable investment to support increased deployment of both heat pump and hydrogen technologies, confirming their significance as future low carbon replacements for gas and oil within the domestic heating sector.

H&V News is bringing together key players within both the heat pumps and hydrogen sectors for an exciting and engaging webinar debate. The discussion will cover how the two technologies will need to be developed in order to step up to the challenge of meeting the new targets of 600,000 heat pumps every year by 2028 and 5GW of hydrogen production capacity by 2030, as well as examining whether ground source heat pumps and hydrogen can work in a mutually beneficial way to achieve a truly zero-carbon future for the UK.

Discussing the deployment of ground source heat pump technology will be Matthew Trewhella, Managing Director of Kensa Contracting; and speaking about the future of hydrogen will be Tommy Isaac, Principal Engineer at Progressive Energy Ltd, both of whom spoke at the virtual HVAC Summit in September.

The panel will consist of Dave Pearson, Group Sustainable Director of Star Refrigeration, and Steven Ashurst, Principal Analyst at Delta-EE. Andrew Gaved of H&V News will be hosting the webinar and will be providing an introduction and industry context.


GSHP presenter: Matthew Trewhella, Managing Director, Kensa Contracting,

GSHP panelist: Dave Pearson, Group Sustainable Director, Star Refrigeration

Hydrogen presenter: Tommy Isaac, Principal Engineer, Progressive Energy Ltd

Hydrogen panelist: Steven Ashurst, Principal Analyst, Delta-EE

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Past Events:

H&V News Summit – 17.09.2020

The H&V News Summit 2020 discussed the state of the industry and the issues that impact the HVAC sector. Due to Covid-19 H&V News turned the summit virtual. Opinions from across the industry discussed and debated the fundamental changes that are being made in heating technology.


  • Welcome Address
  • Power Talk: What the heating industry needs to do
  • Panel Discussion: Key challenges for heating
  • In focus: Hydrogen & the gas grid
  • Heat pumps & the electric grid Presented by Dr. Matthew Trewhella, Managing Director, Kensa Contracting. View at 1:50:40
  • Panel Discussion: Heat pumps & the electric grid
  • Tying it all together
  • Closing remarks

2019 Highlights:

Click here to view the highlights from the 2019 H&V News Summit


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