Energy minister accuses those with 'vested interests' of launching 'campaigns of misinformation' against heat pumps

Lord Callanan arrives for an EU General affairs Council in the Europa, the EU Council headquarter, the EU Commission headquarter
Lord Callanan has alleged "campaigns of misinformation" have been launched against heat pumps to spread "misinformation" to stop uptake (Image credit: Getty Images)

The Energy Minister has alleged that "campaigns of misinformation" have been launched against heat pumps by those with a "vested interest in maintaining our current supply of gas boilers".

Lord Callanan, Minister for Energy Efficiency and Green Finance, said a lot of the information regarding heat pumps is "nonsensical" and dismissed many of the "myths" surrounding the issues with ground and air source heat pumps.

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