HPA flags up net-zero shortfall report

Graham Wright
Graham Wright

The Heat Pump Association (HPA) has welcomed a new report from the Science and Technology Committee warning the UK is in danger of missing its net-zero emissions targets.

The report, called Clean Growth: Technologies for meeting the UK’s emissions reduction targets, outlined 10 key policy areas that need to be addressed if the UK is to deliver on its net-zero ambitions.

It pointed out a lack of consultation on improving energy efficiency in relation to building regulations, despite government claiming it would do so after the zero-carbon homes policy was axed in 2015.

Graham Wright, chairman of the HPA, said: “We keep hearing from all quarters that action needs to be taken now if we are to meet our net-zero emissions targets. However, this is just not happening. If the government gave some clear direction in these areas, then industry and the market in general will respond. We hope this report spurs the government into action on these issues as a matter of urgency.”