UK Governments 10 Point Plan for Net Zero

The Government has today set out its plans to support low carbon heating technologies. This landmark strategy has been long awaited and it sends out a clear message that heat pumps are a core part of the solution.

Key proposals within the Heat and Buildings Strategy include:

  • Plans to phase out fossil fuel heating by 2035
  • Increased financial support for homeowners through a £5,000 Boiler Upgrade Scheme with up to £450 million available.
  • A commitment to consult on reducing the price of electricity

Phil Hurley, Managing Director at NIBE Energy Systems, said:

“Today marks an important day for our industry. The Heat and Buildings Strategy provides a clear signal that we must transition to low carbon heat and creates the right foundations for action.

“After calls from industry, the government has confirmed a new funding scheme to help homeowners switch from fossil fuels to heat pumps. I believe a clear phase out date for fossil fuel heating is essential, so I am delighted to see this. Not only will it drive consumer behaviour, it will also encourage investment. Fossil fuel installers will need to upskill and retrain to deliver the scale required. With our new training scheme, innovative products, and support services, NIBE are here to help.

“It is an exciting time to be in the heat pump industry and we look forward to working with BEIS, our partners and the wider heating sector to support the transition to net zero.”