The current, and recently consulted upon, government proposals for heat pump support are, in themselves, just not ambitious enough to achieve the market growth required. The industry needs sight of other vital policy levers such as the revisions to Part L, the Future Homes Standard, the Heat & Buildings strategy paper and the government responses to the latest Committee on Climate Change advice and reports, to be able to judge what else is required. Subsidies have not served the heat pump sector well over the last decade and so achieving a subsidy-free marketplace has to be the goal. The heat pump sector needs to work with Government to help formulate a genuine strategy for the next thirty years to decarbonise heating and cooling and to ensure that no segments of the market are left behind. It’s a considerable task, and will take effort and some courage, but the size of the prize will make it all the more worthwhile in the end.
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