Heat Pump Association reacts to proposal to delay Clean Heat Market Mechanism.

Reacting to the Government’s proposal of a one-year delay to the start of the mechanism, until the 1st of April 2025, Charlotte Lee, CEO of the Heat Pump Association whose membership includes heat pump manufacturers which provide over 85% of the heat pumps in the UK said:

“Today the Government have issued an addendum to their consultation response on the Clean Heat Market Mechanism, proposing a one-year delay to its introduction.

Whilst this does not provide the certainty the industry desperately needs, it does provide an opportunity for the Government to deliver functioning processes in a transparent manner to enable the mechanism to work. This delay also provides the time for the Government to lay the required Statutory Instruments to introduce the policy.

We will continue to work closely with Government to support the introduction of the CHMM in due course and call on them to take this time to take meaningful action to rebalance the price and electricity relative to gas, so the lowest carbon heat is the lowest cost heat, to further support the acceleration of decarbonised heat.”

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