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Heat Pump Industry Response to CCC’s Sixth Carbon Budget Advice

Posted on 11 December 2020

Heat Pump Industry Response to CCC’s Sixth Carbon Budget Advice – GSHPA Press Release 

The Climate Change Committee has produced another insightful piece of work with their Sixth
Carbon Budget Report.

Laura Bishop, Chair of the Ground Source Heat Pump Association said: “There is a huge amount of
content in the CCC’s report to gladden the hearts of the heat pump sector, with an ever stronger
emphasis on the dominant role that electrification will play for heat in buildings.”

“It is essential that the Government sets a clear commitment to electrification through the 2020s,
including a stable and long-term support framework to build the heat pump supply chain to
sufficient scale to deliver near-term emissions reductions and keep full electrification on the table.”

Bean Beanland said: “The unambiguous identification of the required high level policy package is
exactly what is needed for the heat pump industry to deliver against the ambitious political intent
set out in the Prime Minister’s recent Ten Point Plan for a Green Industrial Revolution.”

“There is much to do, and we need to get moving. We need clear signals and direction from the
Government on the critical role for electrification, and steps to be taken to make low-carbon
financially attractive – with recognition of the electricity/gas spark-gap, the value of flexible electric
loads, targeted incentives and the promotion of green finance.”

Increased communication and consumer engagement on the transition from gas boilers towards low
carbon heating systems, like heat pumps, will be crucial.

The GSHPA looks forward to working with government to assemble and enact the specific policies
required to make the 2020s the decade of electrification, with new employment opportunities and
the upskilling of the conventional heating workforce who will be vital in delivering heat
decarbonisation across the UK.

Source – GSHPA