Low Carbon Farming, Black Mountain and Zero Carbon Yorkshire have joined a campaign that calls on the government to revise its low carbon heat strategy to support the development of large-scale heat pumps, a sector they contend could help the UK drive a green recovery to the pandemic. A coalition of companies has today called on the government to expand its low carbon heat strategy to include support for large-scale heat pumps, warning that a failure to do so would undermine decarbonisation efforts and amount to a “major national embarrassment”. Dubbed the ‘Pump it Up’ campaign, the new initiative was launched today by an alliance of companies working on large-scale heat pump projects in response to policy proposals that would remove government support for large scale heat pumps that can help slash emissions in many non-domestic settings.
Business Green 8th June 2020 read more »
Plans for large-scale decarbonising projects in supermarkets, universities and farming are under threat, campaigners have claimed, after a government consultation only recommended grants for domestic settings. The consultation says heat pumps are “one of the primary technologies for decarbonising heat” but only outlines their use in a domestic or small-scale setting, with grants capped at £4,000. Campaigners from the industry say this is an effective ban on industrial scale heat pumps, similar to the end of subsidies for onshore wind, which was lifted earlier this year.
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