Stradageek wrote:Have brother in Sweden, during the 70's oil crisis the Swedish government said all new houses must have ground source heat pumps. Today's Swedish housing stock is almost all heat pump driven.
All it takes is a brave government, not focused on the next election and/or a post-government executive directorship with the builders who lobbied for heat pumps NOT to be mandated for fear of hitting their profits.
Will never happen, the money this government has piddled away just on Smart meters and continues with yet more fantasy analysis reckoning every household has 'saved' £250 each because of this. The costs for smart meters keeps on rising and the 'savings' are simply not there, the moiney could have been put toward putting solar on every public building at least and ground source on new buildings.
Government keep making noises regards investment in the EV sector and the 100,000 job 'losses' if we don't, yet more jobs would be created elsewhere and a focus on lowering energy use and a healthier nation which has far more long term benefits.