Rollout of £150m heat pump scheme branded ‚embarrassing‘ after installation target missed

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 April 14, 2023 by oldbrew

A climate obsessed government wasting money on a ‚wretched‘ subsidised scheme while chasing self-imposed targets – heard it before?.
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The government offered vouchers to help people pay to replace boilers with heat pumps but critics say most people can’t afford them „subsidised or not“, reports Sky News.

„It does not help people keep bills low. It takes from the poor to give to the wealthy and it is an embarrassment of a policy.“

The figures have cast doubt on the government’s target of 600,000 installations of heat pumps per year by 2028.

Through the scheme, households are given £5,000 vouchers to cover part of the cost of replacing fossil fuel heating systems – including oil, gas or electric – with a heat pump or biomass boiler.

Ministers have previously said this will cut emissions and reduce the UK’s dependency on fossil fuels, mitigating some of its exposure to global price spikes in gas.

Full report here.