MPs write open letter asking for heat pumps and solar panels to be mandatory in new homes

Solar panels being installed
A group of MPs are pushing for more uptake of solar power (Image credit: Getty Images)

A Parliamentary environmental group has advised that heat pumps and solar panels should be a minimum requirement for new UK homes from 2025 onwards.

Parliament’s Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) has asked MPs to commit to backing ground and air source heat pumps and other renewables as part of the Future Homes Standard, a set of rules that will come into effect from 2025 to ensure new homes produce fewer carbon emissions.

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