Energy procurement is a critical factor in achieving Net Zero in the UK

UKGBC welcomes Government plans to boost the market for heat pumps

UK Government’s plans to stimulate supply and demand for heat pumps in homes is critical to net zero efforts, says UKGBC.  

  • UK Government decision will require manufacturers of gas and oil boilers to sell low-carbon heat pumps as a growing proportion of their sales
  • Manufacturers will be able to either sell heat pumps directly or collaborate with other manufacturers via a certificate scheme
  • Following the Government consultation which accepted strong recommendations from the UKGBC, the proposals will curtail sales of fossil fuel burning boilers

Louise Hutchins, Head of Policy & Public Affairs at UKGBC said: 

“We welcome the Government’s decision to proceed with plans to boost the sales and supply of heat pumps while driving down sales of fossil fuel boilers that are incompatible with a net zero future.

This is a scalable approach to stimulate the supply, demand, and innovation of cleaner heating solutions that are critical to seizing the opportunities of a net zero UK.

We’re in a race against time on climate change yet oil and gas boilers still vastly outnumber heat pumps. The Government should match its plans to accelerate sales of cleaner heating solutions with other measures to promote energy efficiency, such as a stamp duty incentive linked to energy performance and green loans.”


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