Industry seeks fair competition for air-to-water heat pumps

Industry has called for the government to end distortions in the commercial market for renewable heating by allowing air-to-water heat pumps to compete fairly with other sources of renewable heat.

The move comes following protracted exchanges of correspondence between energy and climate change minister Gregory Barker MP and a coalition containing the Micropower Council, the Heat Pumps Association, BEAMA and the Heating and Hot Water Industry Council, in which the industry called strongly for the government to stick to its original timetable to introduce a renewable heat tariff for air-to-water heat pumps this October.