Leaked documents show gas boiler lobby's attempt to delay heat pump rollout

An air source heat pump being installed
According to a leaked document obtained by DeSmog the Energy and Utilities Association has been lobbying the government to delay heat pump installations to favour gas boiler business's (Image credit: Getty)

An energy trade association representing gas boilers and manufacturers has been responsible for spreading negative press about heat pumps, according to DeSmog. 

The journalistic and activist website claims the Energy and Utilities Association (EUA) hired a public affairs firm to create numerous articles and interviews over the last two years to lobby the government to postpone the adoption of air source heat pumps.

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