Britain sells and installs fewer heat pumps per household than almost anywhere in Europe, according to data which has fuelled fears the UK is falling far behind the EU in the race to decarbonise home heating. Greenpeace said the UK government must roll out “substantial grants” to support heat pump installations in homes across the country, after the charity found the UK has the lowest heat pump sales in Europe. Just 1.3 heat pumps are sold per 1,000 households in the UK, according to data provided by the European Heat Pump Association, putting the UK joint last with Hungary in a ranking of 21 European nations.
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Britain is lagging behind the rest of Europe in installing low carbon heat pumps in homes, a charity has claimed. Figures provided to Greenpeace UK by the European Heat Pump Association show that the country is joint-last in installing the energy-friendly devices into homes. Just 1.3 heat pumps for every 1,000 households were sold in Britain last year, compared to 42 for every 1,000 in Norway. As well as the low amount sold, the figures showed that just 1 per cent of homes had the devices installed at the end of 2020. In comparison, 60 percent of Norwegian homes and 43 per cent of those in Sweden have heat pumps in them. Doug Parr, Greenpeace UK’s policy director, said: “The UK already has the draughtiest homes in western Europe, now we’re last when it comes to clean heating too. “If the Government wants a chance to catch up, it needs a proper strategy and enough cash to clean up our homes on a massive scale.
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