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Heating our homes


** Following the announcement that a General Election will be held on 4 July, Select Committees will be unable to meet from 24 May and will cease to exist from 30 May until after the General Election. This work has therefore closed.**


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.

Upcoming events

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Past events

Wednesday 13 March 2024
2:00pm Public
Heating our homes - Oral evidence 13 March 2024
  • Neil Lawrence (Director of Delivery at Ofgem)
  • Neil Kenward (Director of Strategy, Economics, Research and Net Zero at Ofgem)
  • Laura Nell (Deputy Director for Policy and Scheme Development at Ofgem)
  • Lord Callanan (Minister for Energy Efficiency and Green Finance at Department for Energy Security and Net Zero)
  • David Capper (Director, Clean Heat at Department for Energy Security and Net Zero)
Room 15, Palace of Westminster
Wednesday 28 February 2024
10:00am Public
Heating our homes - Oral evidence 28 February 2024
  • Mark Crowther (Fellow at Institution of Gas Engineers and Managers)
  • Robert Nitsch (Delivery Director at Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education)
  • Aadil Qureshi (CEO at Heat Geek)
  • Dr Ciaran Byrne (Director of National Retrofit at Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland)
  • Jenny Curtis (Managing Director at Vattenfall Heat UK)
  • Adrian Joyce (Secretary General at EuroACE)
  • Kieran Sinclair (Principal Energy Policy Advisor at Embassy of Denmark)
The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House
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

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