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Educate consumers on renewables, says Baxi

Mark Kelly, chief executive of Baxi Group has urged MPs to introduce measures to encourage greater take up of micro-CHP. These include better information for consumers, a holistic financial incentives framework, and statutory targets for microgeneration.

Mr Kelly spoke at a roundtable organised by the Associate Parliamentary Renewable and Sustainable Energy Group (PRASEG) event entitled Domestic Heat Demand – The Elephant in the Room.

“I was delighted to be invited by Alan Whitehead MP and PRASEG to speak at such an important event. The Government has promised much with its renewable energy strategy consultation, but it must not forget low carbon technologies such as micro-CHP.  We now look forward to the introduction of real policies, including financial incentives and the setting of targets to provide some certainty,” he said.

“We hope that all of those present at this important meeting will continue to support PRASEG in its valuable role and continue to promote sustainable heat technologies.”

Leading parliamentarians, officials and industry representatives met on Wednesday July 2 to discuss how Government could do more to promote sustainable heat technologies such as solar thermal, heat pumps, biomass and combined heat and power.

Also on the panel were Graham Meeks of the Combined Heat and Power Association and Hergen Haye from the Department for Business, Enterprise & Regulatory Reform.