UK: The Heat Pump Association (HPA) has announced a new membership category for installers as it publishes a new policy paper calling for a transformation of Britain’s domestic heating market.
Transforming Britain’s Heating – A Pathway to Heat Pumps calls for a strong partnership between the industry and government to bring about the intended phase-out of new fossil fuel boilers by the mid 2030s, and meet the Government’s target of 600,000 heat pumps being installed annually by 2028.
The Pathway identifies four pillars for the transition: creating a highly-skilled heat pump installer workforce; a long-term predictable policy framework for home heating; market development and reform; financing the transition.
“Central heating will personalise a significant part of the journey to net zero for millions of consumers. The next decade will see the biggest shake-up of the heating sector in living memory as the country’s homes become increasingly heated by heat pumps,” commented HPA chair Phil Hurley.
“The Heat Pump industry is fully ready to take on this challenge and be the prime mover for this change, with government providing the enabling policy change. Significant investments in UK manufacturing and installer training have already been made in response to some of the signals government has given so far. Further clarity of the policy framework will unlock the remaining investor confidence needed to finish the job.
“Today’s 130,000 heating installers and a new generation of apprentices will be front and centre of this transition. Our Pathway document sets out some of the ideas for how the Industry/government partnership can work to support them in becoming part of the government’s 2030 target for 480,000 high-skilled jobs to power the green industrial revolution.
You can now join the HPA as part of a new dedicated installer group. Members will receive regular newsletters, frequent emails with information on the heat pump market matters, government consultations, initiatives, etc.
Those interested in membership of the HPA, should contact [email protected] for more information.