Industry urges coherant approach from Government at Baxi Group summit

25/05/2010

Baxi Group round table discussionAt a specially convened post-Election debate organised by Baxi Group, leading industry association figures have united in their demands for the new Coalition Government to adopt a coherent and inclusive approach to future energy and housing policy.

Roger Webb, Director of HHIC (the Heating and Hot Water Industry Council), Kelly Butler, Marketing Director of the British Electrotechnical and Allied Manufacturers' Association (BEAMA), Andrew Leech, Executive Director of the NHIC (National Home Improvement Council)and Ian Manders, Deputy Director of the CHPA (Combined Heat and Power Association) joined Sarah Brook, Marketing Director and Simon Osborne, Specification Channel Manager at Baxi Group in calls for Government to work closely with the industry in developing detailed solutions which will meet energy and carbon reduction targets in new and existing homes.

In response to the Government's recently published document "The Coalition: Our Programme for Government", the panel approved the broad thrust of the Conservative-Lib Dem agenda for energy and housing policy contained within the paper. They welcomed key initiatives, such as, the Green Deal, local authority incentives to deliver sustainable development and the proposed extension of Feed-In Tariffs. However, there was clear agreement that opportunities to partner with the heating industry in framing policy detail and to involve the energy suppliers in the delivery process should be taken.

The post-Election Debate took place in Central London on Friday 21st May. It is one event in a series of high-level debates organised by Baxi Group to focus attention on key issues facing the heating industry.

For more information on Baxi Group and its range of low and zero carbon technologies for the housing specification sector, visit www.baxiknowhow.co.uk. Baxi is committed to developing and supplying innovative new heating technologies that will play a role in tackling climate change, reducing the use of fossil fuels and addressing the issues of fuel poverty.

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