Heat Pumps: Rural Areas

Department for Energy Security and Net Zero written question – answered at on 30 May 2023.

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Photo of Alberto Costa Alberto Costa Conservative, South Leicestershire

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, whether his Department is taking steps to support households in off-gas-grid areas to transition to electric heat pump systems.

Photo of Graham Stuart Graham Stuart Minister of State (Department for Energy Security and Net Zero)

The Government is investing £6.6 billion over this Parliament on clean heat and improving energy efficiency in buildings. In addition, £6 billion of new Government funding will be made available from 2025 to 2028.

The Government is providing support for heat pump installations for off gas grid homes under a range of government schemes including the Home Upgrade Grant, Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund, and Boiler Upgrade Scheme.

The Government also provides consumers with tailored and impartial information on how to improve the energy performance of their homes through GOV.UK.

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