The Heat Pump Federation and its sister organisation, the Ground Source Heat Pump Association (GSHPA), have welcomed the inclusion of heat pump technologies the UK Government’s announcement of eligible measures under its £2 billion Green Homes Grant scheme.
The heat pump industry has the ability, not only to reduce emissions, but to upskill the UK heating workforce and to create new employment by significantly increasing the ground source drilling segment and other associated roles, according to the HPF.
Steps were already in place to enhance training and consumer awareness of heat pumps and to further improve standards across all aspects of the heat pump industry as the market develops, but these will now be accelerated in partnership with the Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) and others.
Reducing emissions through the electrification of heat contributes to the delivery of Net Zero 2050, to significant improvements in urban air quality, and to energy security and the UK balance of payments, by on-shoring energy resources.
“With the electricity industry rapidly increasing the options for heat pump compatible tariffs, there has never been a better time for homeowners to invest in heat pump technology” said Bean Beanland of the Heat Pump Federation and Chair of the GSHPA.