Green energy expert calls for State action to boost savings

Paul Blomfield MP and Chris Dale, Director of Danfoss in Sheffield with the new air source heat pump from Danfoss.
Paul Blomfield MP and Chris Dale, Director of Danfoss in Sheffield with the new air source heat pump from Danfoss.
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Danfoss, the Sheffield-based renewable energy specialist, is calling on the Government to boost requirements for new housing developments to make use of green energy.

Director Chris Dale launched the call during a visit by Sheffield Central Labour MP Paul Blomfield.

He said: “The Government said it is backing renewable energy, but has delayed several times the introduction of the Renewable Heat Incentive for consumers, which would provide a real financial incentive to switch to renewables.

“We are also calling upon the Government to review building regulations and planning requirements to increase the percentage of renewable energy for permitted new developments. Not only will this make the homes of the future more affordable to heat, it will also help the UK to meet its carbon reduction targets and reduce its reliance on gas and oil, with their escalating costs.

Mr Blomfield said: “As a country we need to become much less reliant on fossil fuels and more households in the future should be heated by renewable sources, like heat pumps. More needs to be done to incorporate renewable energy into new and existing developments.”