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Taskforce focuses on reducing carbon emissions from domestic heating

Did you know that 47% of the UK’s carbon emissions come from keeping homes warm? This requires a radical change to meet the UK’s carbon reduction targets.

To find ways to meet these goals, Energy and Climate Change Minister, Lord Hunt of Kings Heath, recently chaired the first meeting of the Domestic Heating and Hot Water taskforce – hosted by the Department of Energy and Climate Change - which has been set up to allow the Government and industry to work together to find a cost-effective and realistic way of meeting its climate change goals.

Commenting on the introduction of the taskforce, Lord Hunt said: "The heating industry needs a greater voice at the heart of government. If we can make homes warm in an environmentally friendly and efficient way we not only help tackle climate change but we can reduce heating bills too."

Mark Brown, director of the Energy Efficiency Partnership for Homes, said: "This forum will allow industry expertise to inform policy on heating and hot water, specifically to contribute towards realistic targets being set, and to ensure that a suitable infrastructure is in place to deliver those targets. The taskforce will meet quarterly and be facilitated by the Energy efficiency Partnership for Homes".

The taskforce will meet on a quarterly basis and will include representatives from manufacturers and installers - including the Energy Efficiency Partnership for Homes Heating Strategy Group, British Electrotechnical and Allied Manufacturers Association, The Association of Control Manufacturers Association, Heating and Hot Water Industry Council, Hot Water Council and Solar Trade Association.

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