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2 November 2021

Heat pumps: Norway roll-out offers lessons for Boris Johnson

What can the UK learn from successes in other countries?

Norway has the most successful heat pump roll-out in Europe, with the new systems installed in around 60 per cent of its homes. Meanwhile, the UK government has offered grants to help 90,000 households install heat pumps at home, but critics say there is more to be done.

In this final part of our special series on the politics of climate change, Anoosh Chakelian and the New Statesman‘s environment and sustainability editor, Philippa Nuttall, speak to former Norwegian energy minister Tony C Tiller to find out what the UK can learn from Scandinavia, and why Norwegians fear they might import the UK’s high cost of energy.

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