The Heat Pump Association (HPA) has given evidence during a parliamentary session held by the Science and Technologies Committee as part of its inquiry into ‘Technologies for meeting Clean Growth emissions reduction targets’.
Graham Hazell attended the session on behalf of the HPA at the Palace of Westminster alongside David Weatherall, head of policy at the Energy Saving Trust, Jenny Holland, senior Public affairs and policy specialist for the UK Green Building Council, and Sam French of the Decarbonised Gas Alliance.
Mr Hazell stressed the importance of the Electrical Grid Carbon Factor and its impact on the uptake of heat pumps. This point, which raised considerable interest amongst the committee members, is a relatively easy quick win.
Graham Wright, chairman of the HPA, said: “While many proposed low carbon heating technologies are in the early development stage, heat pumps are ready and available now and do not need the huge investment being asked for from other technologies, such as hydrogen. Bio heating oil is currently a concept rather than a reality. We look forward to seeing the findings of the committee’s report.”
The full parliamentary session can be viewed at: https://bit.ly/2Tfi5xR