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BetaTalk is the recent winner of the British Renewable Energy Awards 2020 communication category “which recognises an organisation who has done most to enhance awareness or championed positive change for renewables or clean technology with key opinion formers: parliament, government or the public”Nathan Gambling known as BetaTeach on Twitter discusses energy and the transition to low carbon technologies such as solar thermal and heat pumps with some of the best renewable engineers. He is uniquely known in the industry for spotting the exceptionally high talented heating engineers who are out at the coal face doing their bit to decarbonise our homes and buildings.

BetaTalk - The Renewable Energy and Low Carbon Heating Podcast Nathan Gambling BetaTeach

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BetaTalk is the recent winner of the British Renewable Energy Awards 2020 communication category “which recognises an organisation who has done most to enhance awareness or championed positive change for renewables or clean technology with key opinion formers: parliament, government or the public”Nathan Gambling known as BetaTeach on Twitter discusses energy and the transition to low carbon technologies such as solar thermal and heat pumps with some of the best renewable engineers. He is uniquely known in the industry for spotting the exceptionally high talented heating engineers who are out at the coal face doing their bit to decarbonise our homes and buildings.

    Heating Industry Diversity

    Heating Industry Diversity

    Nathan is a big supporter of diversity within the heating industry and this special episode is the first ever BetaTalk podcast takeover e.g. Nathan is not in it. 

    The episode has been hosted by three remarkable women who are involved in  plumbing and heating: Sovey, Leah and Rhiannon. They interviewed one of Nathan's friends Andy who has been involved in the industry for quite some time. 

    A fun packed episode with all kinds of interesting stuff
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    • 40 min
    Heat Pump Policy in Practice

    Heat Pump Policy in Practice

    Nathan has a great chat with Daniel Newport from the Tony Blair Institute for Climate and one of his regular renewable heating engineers James from Elite Services Group based in Hull.

    Daniel previously held a senior position at BEIS and was part of the team that introduced the target of 600,000 heat pumps by 2028.

    All sorts of interesting stuff in this episode.  
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    A Live Podcast at the Installer & Elemental Show at the NEC

    A Live Podcast at the Installer & Elemental Show at the NEC

    Nathan hosted a live podcast to discuss heat pumps at the industry's favourite show.

    On the guest panel were Heat Architects Steve Webster and Si Posket along with the podcasts expert guest on commercial refrigeration Lisa-Jayne

    Season 6 of BetaTalk is being sponsored by Farnell

    We also like to thank the European Heat Pump Association and Key Mark in helping to promote life long learning within the sector
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    • 46 min
    How Well do Heat Pumps Perform - looking at the OFGEM data

    How Well do Heat Pumps Perform - looking at the OFGEM data

    Ofgem have been collecting performance data on heat pump installs and Nathan chats to Collin Meek from RB&M who has analysed the data.

    The report summary can be found here

    Learn what COP (coefficient of performance) SCOP and SPF (seasonal performance factor) all mean as well as their limitations.

    Are heat pumps in the UK performing well? Find out in this great episode.

    A big thanks to season 6 sponsors Farnell

    Also a big thanks to Tado, The European Heat Pump Association and Key Mark who are helping to support life long learning in the sector
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    • 1 hr 26 min
    Homes with NO Energy Bills - The Octopus Ilke Homes

    Homes with NO Energy Bills - The Octopus Ilke Homes

    Can a home have no energy bills? Yes. We chat to Nigel from Ilke Homes who have just partnered with Octopus Energy for an exciting project where the occupant is expected to pay no energy bills.

    The homes will use heat pumps, lots of solar PV and batteries. Hear how they work on this episode. 

    This episode is accompanied by a special patron episode where we go more into the detail of these Octopus and Ilke zero energy bill homes
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    • 41 min
    Energy Storage & Heat Batteries using WarmStone and Phase Change Materials

    Energy Storage & Heat Batteries using WarmStone and Phase Change Materials

    Meet Nathan's guest Tom Lowe who heads up the Thermal Storage Association with founding members SunAmp, Caldera and Tepeo.

    Tom has had previous roles in OFGEM, British Gas and Buld Energy so there is lots of great discussion in this episode


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    • 52 min

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