Written evidence submitted by EOGB Energy Products Ltd (DHH0020)



  1. What has been the impact of past and current policies for low carbon heat, and what lessons can be learnt, including examples from devolved administrations and international comparators?

There is little evidence to show incentives and grants have been successful. It seem anti-competitive to industries involved in heat to state for example Heat Pumps for all oil fired existing and new properties when the fabrics of the building are simply not suitable for Heat pumps and will just result in cold homes and fuel poverty when a “Forced” technology doesn’t function how its thought it should. A sensible Balanced Net carbon zero approach is needed with a mix of suitable technologies available to the installer to evaluate what is actually going to be the most suited to the property and the budget of the home owner


  1. What key policies, priorities and timelines should be included in the Government’s forthcoming ‘Buildings and Heat Strategy’ to ensure that the UK is on track to deliver Net Zero? What are the most urgent decisions and actions that need to be taken over the course of this Parliament (by 2024)?

Consumers are most likely to adopt energy efficiency and low carbon measures that are affordable and cause least disruption. Industries will invest if a clear path is shown




  1. Which technologies are the most viable to deliver the decarbonisation of heating, and what would be the most appropriate mix of technologies across the UK?

Consumers and industry will only adopt decarbonisation measures which are affordable and applicable to the varied types and ages of housing as mentioned in answer to question 1 there is no one fix for all as people properties and budgets will have huge variability. So Heat Pumps were suitable, Bio liquids such as HVO in the new and replacement oil boiler markets for rural properties and harder to heat homes and of course a Pathway to Hydrogen for the existing gas market. Bio mass doesn’t seem particularly practical in terms and cost for the end user and the particulates from biomass do seem questionable here. Also extremely questionable is the proposed inclusion of Bio LPG, which is a by product of HVO production so when it comes to questioning availability of HVO serious questions need to be asked by BEIS for evidence of Bio propane and its true availability in the market place



  1. What are the barriers to scaling up low carbon heating technologies? What is needed to overcome these barriers?

If there is a clear pathway manufacturers will invest and in turn promote to its customers therefore markets are then created  and the energy supply will follow as it sees it as a viable investment



  1. How can the costs of decarbonising heat be distributed fairly across consumers, taxpayers, business and government, taking account of the fuel poor and communities affected by the transition? What is the impact of the existing distribution of environmental levies across electricity, gas and fuel bills on drivers for switching to low carbon heating, and should this distribution be reviewed?

No comment on this as its out of my scope of expertise  



  1. What incentives and regulatory measures should be employed to encourage and ensure households take up low carbon heat, and how will these need to vary for different household types?

Council tax could be replaced CO2e emission tax level based on the EPC certs for the property this would encourage home owner to seek the lowest carbon technology they can afford rather than being forced into a technology that may not be suitable nor affordable. More mandatory trainings for installer would be required to advise consumers also



  1. What action is required to ensure that households are engaged, informed, supported and protected during the transition to low carbon heat, including measures to minimise disruption in homes and to maintain consumer choice?

Please see previous answers.



  1. Where should responsibility lie for the governance, coordination and delivery of low carbon heating? What will these organisations need in order to deliver such responsibilities?

As per there normal activities just switch to low carbon options and industries/manufacturers will adapt also to the demand


November 2020