Consultation on ‘Technological Innovations and Climate Change’ surrounding Heat Pumps launched by Government

MCS welcomes the launch of a consultation from the government’s Environmental Audit Committee (EAC), who have announced the next phase of its ‘Technological Innovation and Climate Change’ inquiry, looking at electrical, gas and hybrid heat pumps.

The consultation aims to evidence the role that low-carbon technology such as heat pumps could play in decarbonising heat, which in domestic, industrial, and commercial settings currently accounts for over a third of the UK’s greenhouse gas emissions.

The Committee aim to open the discussion on the acceleration of rolling out technologies in order to reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.

MCS is currently preparing a response to the Inquiry. As part of this, they are surveying MCS certified Heat Pump Contractors to hear their views on how the Government can help improve the sector, including how we can increase heat pump uptake in the UK, how we can lower costs and tackle the skills gap for designers, builders and installers of heat pumps.

Contractors are welcome to contribute to the MCS response, however we would also encourage you to submit your own views directly.

Feedback from our Contractors will be used to support the submission to the Environmental Audit Committee. The committee will consider these issues, and more, before sharing its finding and recommendations with Government.

Provide your views and evidence to MCS and complete our survey here

The consultation closes on 6th November 2020 and can be found here