HC Deb 08 December 1980 vol 995 c224W
Mr. Hannam

asked the Secretary of State for Energy if the full benefits of high standards of thermal insulation will be taken into account in his studies on combined heat and power.

Mr. David Howell

The studies already published relating to the work undertaken for energy paper No. 35 either assumed high but achievable levels of insulation or attempted to identify the economic optimum level of insulation. The CHP feasibility programme will estimate the heat load for specific uses in actual buildings, and consider how increased levels of insulation might affect this load.