12 January 2022
The government is seeking views on proposals to phase out the installation of fossil fuel heating systems in homes off the gas grid.
We broadly welcome the proposals outlined in this government consultation.
We support a heat pump first approach, with some flexibility to deploy other genuinely zero carbon technologies where they are most appropriate.
To best meet these regulations, continued access to the Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund and other government support in timescales aligned to these regulations will be essential for housing associations.
Our members have concerns about the capacity of the electricity grid to accommodate the significant transition to heat pumps.
Measures to ensure running costs for residents are affordable needs to be at the heart of this transition to electric heat pumps.
More about the consulatation can be found on GOV.UK.
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