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European Week of Regions and Cities looks at heat pump potential


Am I the only one who is a little concerned about the push to install more heat pumps? While the intentions are honourable in reducing emissions/ increasing efficiency etc. has anybody done any serious investigation into how these things will be powered? We have already had warnings that the UK is heading for power shortages within a couple of years unless more power stations are built, and such things do not happen overnight. So, when the masses decide to opt for heat pumps to replace expensive to run oil boilers or tick the required boxes for building efficiency, will they suddenly discover that this is the straw which breaks the camel's back? It appears to me that -on the one hand- the government is pushing such technologies as a cure for our energy woes while on the other they are being remarkably tardy in ensuring the necessary infrastructure is in place to support it. So, what will you do when the lights go out?

Posted date

29 October, 2012

Posted time

11:16 am