HPA publishes document on pathway to heat pumps

The Heat Pump Association (HPA) has called for a strong partnership between industry and Government to transform Britain’s domestic heating market towards heat pumps as sales of new fossil fuel boilers is phased out by the mid 2030s.

Placing the role of the heating installer at the heart of the transition, the HPA also announced the launch of a new membership category for installers, as well as drawing attention to substantial investment in UK manufacturing and training, and ideas for Government to make enabling policy changes.

Its new document – Transforming Britain’s Heating: A Pathway to Heat Pumps –sets out several ideas for how it sees the respective roles of industry and Government working together to drive the change.

Phil Hurley, the HPA Chair, said: “Central heating will personalise a significant part of the journey to net zero for millions of consumers. The next decade will see the biggest shake-up of the heating sector in living memory as the country’s homes become increasingly heated by heat pumps.

“The Heat Pump industry is fully ready to take on this challenge and be the prime mover for this change, with Government providing the enabling policy change. Significant investments in UK manufacturing and installer training have already been made in response to some of the signals Government has given so far. Further clarity of the policy framework will unlock the remaining investor confidence needed to finish the job.

“Today’s 130,000 Heating Installers and a new generation of apprentices will be front and centre of this transition. Our Pathway document sets out some of the ideas for how the Industry / Government partnership can work to support them in becoming part of the Government’s 2030 target for 480 000 high-skilled jobs to power the Green Industrial Revolution.”

 The HPA will be at InstallerSHOW next week, offering taster training sessions across the three days. For more info visit: installershow.com/heat-pump-association-to-host-taster-training-workshops-at-installershow

Phil Hurley is also speaking in the elemental content theatre. Check out the full programme: installershow.com/event-schedule

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