Government disappoints with heat strategy

The government’s long-awaited heat and energy saving strategy has won plaudits for its energy efficiency proposals but been criticised for doing little to promote combined heat and power or district heating.

Environmental groups and energy companies have expressed disappointment with the government’s long-awaited heat and energy saving strategy for doing little to promote large-scale combined heat and power (CHP).

The strategy was issued for consultation in February by the Departments of Energy and Climate Change and the Department for Communities and Local Government. Related consultations on the future of the Carbon Emissions Reduction Target (CERT) and a Community Energy Saving Package (CESP) were also issued. For full details of the package see pp 42-43).

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