Delivering the UK’s heat pump installation target requires urgent policy action and a clear strategy, explains Laura Bishop of the Ground-Source Heat Pump Association. At the Ground Source Heat Pump Association (GSHPA), we welcomed the Prime Minister’s Ten Point Plan target for 600,000 UK heat pumps installations per year by 2028. But as the Climate Change Committee (CCC) has pointed out, it is not possible to deliver our low carbon future simply by wishing it. We now need to see urgent policy action by the UK government and a clear strategy adopted to help drive forward our low carbon heating future. Heating our homes, businesses, and industry accounts for nearly half of all energy usage in the UK and more than a third of our carbon emissions. But progress towards net zero to date in the heat sector has been patchy at best.
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