Unlocking widescale heat pump deployment in the UK

HPA's Charlotte Lee

The Heat Pump Association has released its latest report: Unlocking Widescale Heat Pump Deployment in the UK.

It provides a comprehensive roadmap and collection of policy recommendations for accelerating the adoption of heat pumps in the United Kingdom.

The report includes:

  • comprehensive analysis of the current state of the heat pump industry in the UK, outlining existing barriers, opportunities, and the economic benefits of mass adoption.
  • policy recommendations aimed at creating an environment conducive to widespread heat pump deployment.

Craig Dolan, Chair of the Heat Pump Association, said:

As a low carbon solution, heat pumps can be more than three times more efficient than fossil fuel boilers and switching to heat pumps in the UK can reduce heating emissions by up to 75%, equivalent to all the territorial emissions of Denmark in 2021. This report is a call to action for stakeholders, policymakers and industry players to come together in making heat pump technology a cornerstone of the UK’s sustainable energy landscape.

Mark Wilkins, Vice-Chair of the Heat Pump Association, said:

This is a fantastic report outlining a comprehensive set of policy recommendations which if implemented, would provide investors, manufacturers, installers and consumers with confidence in the sector. We are confident that these insights will positively support policy development, propelling us towards a cleaner, greener tomorrow.

Charlotte Lee, CEO of the Heat Pump Association, said:

It’s been immensely gratifying to work collaboratively with our members and industry partners to produce this report. It reflects the collective dedication and expertise of our community in driving positive change for our environment and economy. Further policy support and political commitment are essential to support the sector in working towards the Government ambition to install 600,000 heat pumps a year by 2028. We urge policymakers, current and future, to take heed of these recommendations.

Unlocking Widescale Heat Pump Deployment in the UK is available for download at: https://www.heatpumps.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2023/12/HPA-Unlocking-Widescale-Heat-Pump-Deployment-in-the-UK.pdf