Ruth Bloomfield

The inconvenient truth about heat pumps

They're expensive and impractical – so why is the government obsessed with them?

  • From Spectator Life

In Britain’s battle to cut carbon emissions, the government sees heat pumps as a key weapon. Unveiling the latest energy efficiency plan in March, energy secretary Grant Shapps doubled down on Boris Johnson’s offer of a £5,000 grant for anyone willing to install one. These smart bits of home technology work by transferring thermal energy from the air, ground or water. They

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