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Housing: Heat Pumps

Question for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

UIN 56719, tabled on 15 October 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to raise awareness among consumers of the potential benefits of installing a heat pump.

This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.

Answered on

22 October 2021

Improving public awareness of the benefits of installing a heat pump will be a key enabler for the large-scale decarbonisation of heat. The Government are currently reviewing the provision of advice delivered through government-endorsed Simple Energy Advice Service, which offers impartial and independent information to consumers on a range of low-carbon heating and energy efficiency solutions.

The Government is also improving our evidence base and considering the best tools to raise public awareness, through the forthcoming £60m Heat Pump Ready Programme, which aims to develop approaches and products to engage effectively with home owners and other key stakeholders who can help to deliver high-density heat pump deployment across the UK. Additionally, the outputs of the ongoing £14.6m Electrification of Heat Demonstration Project, including case studies, will be used to raise consumer awareness of heat pumps.

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