Energy ministrer Greg Barker and key figures in the energy industry have shown their support for the Family Justice Bill and for passive flue gas heat recovery technology as a means of achieving lower fuel bills without public subsidy.
Speaking at a reception hosted by Zenex Technologies in the Jubilee Room at the House of Commons, Micropower Council chief executive Dave Sowden described the versatility and energy-saving benefits of PFGHRDs.
“The Zenex GasSaver is a more cost-effective way of producing renewable energy and saving carbon than many things the government is doing now to reduce energy and emissions,” he said.
“Taxpayers and bill payers will save money. If the government is serious about its ‘green’ policies, it should make PFGHRDs compulsory.”
Zenex Technologies MD Chris Farrell spoke of an urgent need to make current heating technology more efficient in order to remove the high percentage of UK households from fuel poverty and reduce the number of fuel poor.
He called for strategies to be put in place for households regarding payment of winter fuel bills and for affordable heating without recourse to subsidies.
Referring to Tim Yeo MP’s paper on national security, Mr Farrell observed that energy efficiency could bring more output and capacity and, ultimately, sustainability to the nation.
He claimed that PFGHRD, a British invention now recognised in Building Regulations and the Green Deal, could help bring wealth to the nation and re-establish its position as a leader amongst nations.
“There should be an award for the first person to halve the winter gas bill with an affordable technology,” suggested Mr Farrell.
The Family Justice (Transparency, Accountability and Cost of Living) Bill has three parts; the third deals with the cost of living and measures to achieve lower fuel bills.
The MP behind the bill John Hemming is seeking the mandatory inclusion of PFGHRDs in new heating systems for greater energy efficiency and savings on energy bills.
The bill had gained substantial cross-party support but was voted down at the second reading.