‘Inertia’ on heat is driving up costs for consumers

The inertia resulting from uncertainty over the government’s plans for the decarbonisation of heating is driving up costs for consumers, Energy UK has warned. The trade body said delaying the rollout of heat pumps by just two years would see 2.9 million fewer heat pumps in operation by 2030, meaning the UK would have to import £3 billion of additional gas between 2026 and 2030.

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