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New inquiry into heat by Energy & Climate Change Committee

The Parliamentary Committee on Energy and Climate Change has announced the launch of an inquiry into heat.

As heat accounts for a significant 46 per cent of the UK’s energy use, it is important to understand all key aspects in relation to heat.

The UKDEA welcomes the Energy and Climate Change Committee’s inquiry into heat but would like to see further Government commitment and support for low carbon heat generation.

UKDEA chairman Simon Woodward commented: ‘Low carbon heat networks are needed to enable carbon emissions savings but the cost of installation remains high. Further support could be in the form of a Heat Networks Incentive or a grant mechanism to accelerate the market’s development and further expansion of the UK’s district heating networks as set out in the UKDEA’s response to DECC’s Heat Strategy’.

The UKDEA hopes that the Energy and Climate Change Committee’s inquiry into heat will lead to an increased understanding of the key aspects relating to heat and that concrete follow up action will be taken by the Government in further promoting the development of low carbon heat generation in the UK.

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