“Decarbonising heat in buildings, making sure no consumer gets left behind” – EUA’s manifesto for government.

14th Jun 2024


Leading trade body, Energy and Utilities Alliance (EUA) today launched its general election manifesto – which aims to leave no consumers behind as the UK’s energy system transitions to net zero.

EUA have identified 12 policy asks, covering a range of areas that impact directly upon voters, which cover the full range of heating technologies as well as advocating for greater consumer protections ahead of future policy initiatives.

Commenting on the manifesto, Mike Foster CEO of EUA said:

As a country, we need to provide affordable, secure and low carbon energy to homes and businesses. Our policy prescription will mean no one gets left behind as changes are made, especially to how we heat our homes.”

Our asks support the roll out of heat pumps, by calling for the reduction in the so-called ‘spark gap’ between gas and electric unit prices; it supports a hydrogen-future, calling for a positive decision around re-purposing the UK’s gas networks and supports hybrid heating and heat networks by calling for them to be recognised in energy schemes such as the Boiler Upgrade Scheme.”

We want to see heating bills cut by demanding the government commit to insulating all lofts and cavity walls in the lifetime of the next parliament and the removal of standing charges on bills.”

We believe that all heating systems, domestic and otherwise, should have an annual service. This is not just a safety check but to ensure the system is running at maximum efficiency, regardless of the appliance type.”

With these measures, and others contained in our manifesto, we believe consumers will benefit from lower bills, lower their carbon emissions and at the same time ensuring our whole energy system is more secure. We hope politicians, from whatever Party, take a close look at what our industry believes will work. We stand ready to work with whoever forms the next government.”

See the EUA Manifesto here.