Heat Pumps: Carbon Emissions

Department for Energy Security and Net Zero written question – answered at on 17 November 2023.

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Photo of Rachael Maskell Rachael Maskell Labour/Co-operative, York Central

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, what estimate she has made of the potential carbon cost of ground source heat energy production.

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

The Department has conducted analysis on the carbon impacts of a range of heating technologies. Heat pumps – including ground source heat pumps – can currently reduce carbon emissions by around 60% or more compared to a gas boiler and this will increase as the power sector decarbonises.

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