HC Deb 13 December 1982 vol 34 cc26-7W
Mr. John H. Osborn

asked the Secretary of State for Energy if he will take steps to promote the use of heat pumps driven by electricity, solar heat and solar panels and the provision of adequate insulation in homes to conserve energy for use as chemical feedstock.

Mr. Mellor

We shall continue to promote cost effective energy use through our policy of economic pricing of fuels supported by a comprehensive programme of information and advice and by selective financial assistance—for example for demonstration projects and home insulation. We are also investigating under what circumstances solar heating and heat pumps are cost effective.