KPMG comments on Government’s Heat and Buildings Strategy

Simon Virley, Vice Chair and Head of Energy and Natural Resources at KPMG UK, said:

Simon Virley, Vice Chair and Head of Energy and Natural Resources at KPMG UK, said:

Simon Virley, Vice Chair and Head of Energy and Natural Resources at KPMG UK, said:

“The ambition set out in the Government’s Heat and Buildings Strategy is laudable and the measures to support the take-up of heat pumps and end the sale of gas boilers are welcome.

“But this next phase of decarbonisation is going to be far more intrusive than anything we have experienced to date. It will involve homeowners making big investments in their homes and fundamentally changing the way people use their energy. So we need far greater engagement with the public, at a national and a local level, about the choices we all now face in our own homes and buildings.

“We have to learn the lessons of past failed policies on heat and energy efficiency and keep the focus on consumers and overcoming the barriers to the take-up of these new low carbon technologies if we are to make progress at the rate needed to hit our climate change targets.”

 

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