Heat Pumps

Lord Cunningham of Felling Excerpts
Wednesday 6th March 2024

(4 months, 1 week ago)

Lords Chamber
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Lord Cunningham of Felling Portrait Lord Cunningham of Felling (Lab)
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My Lords, what studies have the Government carried out on terraced housing in our country? Many people live in terraced housing with little or no front gardens and little, if any, gardens behind. Where will the heat pumps go in those circumstances? What, if any, research have the Government done on that?

Lord Callanan Portrait Lord Callanan (Con)
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A huge amount of research has gone into it. We reckon that about 90% of homes in the UK are suitable for heat pumps. Obviously, there is a wide variety of different homes; the area that the noble Lord and I come from has a lot of terraced properties. You can use ground source heat pumps with common arrays in the road, and you can use heat networks that have one remote location powering the heat pumps. There are a number of different technologies where this is perfectly possible.