Billions of pounds committed by clients to big heat pump schemes will be wasted unless Whitehall reverses its decision to stop supporting large-scale deployments, according to the industry. An alliance of technology companies, installers, engineers and social housing groups urge government to stop picking winners, arguing that government’s plans will cut off support for heat pumps in all but off grid homes “and the occasional district heating scheme”. In a bid to drum up support and pressure Beis to rethink, they have launched the Pump It Up campaign. Closing on 7 July, the ministry’s consultation on clean heat seeks to close the Renewable Heat Incentive, widely seen to have under delivered for all but biomass, and sets out future support measures to decarbonise heat, perhaps the hardest aspect in achieving net zero.
Energyst 9th June 2020 read more »