The government invited comments on its proposals for the future support for low carbon heat, a successor to the Renewable Heat Incentive scheme.
Summary of our response
CREDS’ comments focus on building level technologies, in particular the exclusion of hybrid heat pumps from the proposed support package. The response argues that hybrid heat pumps can play a useful near-term role in moving from high-carbon fuels (e.g. fuel oil) in situations unsuited to standard heat pumps. In the longer term hybrid heat pumps could be configured to run on zero-carbon fuels, such as green hydrogen.
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Future support for low carbon heat (5 pages, 228 KB)
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