HHIC ‘welcomes with caution’ ambitious CCC report

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The Heating and Hotwater Industry Council are pleased by the ambition for Heat Pumps and Hydrogen for heat 

The Heating and Hotwater Industry Council, HHIC, are pleased to see the Climate Change Committee, CCC outline the ambition for Heat Pumps and Hydrogen for heat whilst recognising the changes needed to decarbonise.

Stewart Clements, Director, HHIC said; “We welcome the CCC’s ambition to have 5.5 million Heat Pumps installed by 2030 and also the recognition of hydrogen and the real potential it offers to decarbonise heat, affordably.”

“HHIC represents the whole heating sector and we will be working with our members to understand the implications of this report and how we can assist BEIS with the transition. As an industry we are committed to helping and supporting the UK reach our carbon reduction targets.”

“However, we must proceed with caution. Having ambition is positive but we have to be prepared for what happens if we can't meet that ambition. The accelerated timelines will be very difficult to achieve in practice. BEIS need to urgently engage with the heating industry to fully understand what we can start to deliver, and what we will need to put into place.”

“If a collaborative approach is adopted the heating industry is confident it can reduce emissions to meet our net zero goals.”

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