Energy Security Strategy 2022
7 April 2022
The Government has published its new Energy Security Strategy, setting out plans to produce more clean and affordable energy in the UK and boost our long-term energy independence. The plans could see 95 percent of our electricity being low carbon by 2030.
Heat pumps have been at the heart of the Government’s drive towards decarbonisation and electrification of heat since the announcement of the 10-point plan and the Green Industrial Revolution in 2020. Sadly, however, there is little in the latest energy strategy to encourage the uptake of heat pumps in both domestic and non-domestic sectors.
Furthermore, there is little to assist consumers now with the costs of heat and power, which have risen substantially in the last few months, as, no doubt, we are all aware. There is a light touch on energy efficiency, which helps us reduce heat loss and, therefore, our heating bills. Most of the focus seems to be on generating electricity rather than heat. Whilst we need more renewable electricity, these are very much long-term plans, but we need action now. That is really lacking in the strategy.
Our MD, Laura, is quoted in her role as GSHPA chair alongside other colleagues working in the industry.