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Heating our homes


This inquiry will look at the issues surrounding the ability of UK citizens to heat their homes and to take control of their energy bills.  The inquiry is likely to touch on issues of energy efficiency (including insulation), heat pumps and other technologies that might replace gas boiler heated homes, the need to ensure new builds and renovated houses meet decent heat standards, the infrastructure problems surrounding delivering warm homes and the need to ensure that there is a skilled workforce when needed.

This inquiry is no longer accepting evidence

The deadline for submissions was Friday 25 August 2023.

Past events

Wednesday 31 January 2024
10:00am Public
Heating our homes - Oral evidence 31 January 2024
  • Jonathan Bean (Policy and Parliament Lead at Fuel Poverty Action)
  • Zoe Guijarro (Principal Policy Manager at Citizens Advice)
  • Charles Roe (Director of Mortgages at UK Finance)
  • Simon Bones (CEO and Founder at Genous)
  • Dr Richard Hauxwell-Baldwin (Research and Campaigns Manager at MCS Foundation)
  • Phil Mason (Head of Regulatory Engagement at TrustMark)
Room 6, Palace of Westminster
Wednesday 10 January 2024
2:00pm Public
Heating our homes - Oral evidence 10 January 2024
  • Fay Holland (Senior Energy Policy Advisor at Energy Systems Catapult)
  • Paula Widdowson (Member of the Local Infrastructure and Net Zero Board at Local Government Association)
  • Dan Norris (Metro Mayor at West of England Combined Authority)
  • Richard Clewer (Co-President at UK100)
  • Ian Morrison (Director of Policy and Evidence at Historic England)
  • Victoria Vyvyan (President at Country Land and Business Association)
Room 8, Palace of Westminster
Wednesday 13 December 2023
10:00am Public
Heating our homes - Oral evidence 13 December 2023
  • Charlotte Lee (Chief Executive at Heat Pump Association)
  • Tony Balance (Chief Strategy and Regulation Officer at Cadent Gas)
  • Mike Foster (CEO at Energy and Utilities Alliance)
  • Nick Eyre (Director at Centre for Research into Energy Demand Solutions (CREDS))
  • Jody Pittaway (Sector Director for Heat Networks at SSE)
  • George Webb (CEO at Liquid Gas UK)
Room 15, Palace of Westminster
Wednesday 22 November 2023
10:00am Public
Heating our homes - Oral evidence 22 November 2023
  • Jessica Skilbeck (Director for Net Zero Buildings: Portfolio and Affordability at Department for Energy Security and Net Zero)
  • Selvin Brown (Director for Net Zero Buildings: Domestic at Department for Energy Security and Net Zero)
  • David Capper (Director for Clean Heat at Department for Energy Security and Net Zero)
  • Dhara Vyas (Deputy CEO at Energy UK)
  • Ms Maya Fitchett (Policy Analyst at National Energy Action)
  • David Robson (Director at National Insulation Association (also CEO of InstaGroup))
Room 16, Palace of Westminster

Contact us

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  • Phone: Media: 07720 202 985/
  • Address: Energy Security and Net Zero Committee, House of Commons, London SW1A 0AA