Plumbers merchant launches boiler scrappage scheme petition

The managing director of Williams & Co, plumbers merchants in Portsmouth is calling upon the government to introduce a ‘boiler scrappage scheme’ to boost sales and help to achieve energy-saving targets.
Mick Williams told “They were prepared to do it for the car industry, why not the boiler industry which could actually have an environmental benefit as well as boosting sales?

The petition says: “According to the ‘Energy Saving Trust’ if everyone in the UK with gas central heating installed a high efficiency condensing boiler, we would save enough energy to heat 3.4 million homes for a whole year and save around 13 million tonnes of Carbon Dioxide. The householder could also save around a third on their heating bills.

“The recently introduced Car Scrappage scheme has proved a success for the car industry, but a Boiler Scrappage Scheme, along the same lines, could be even more successful.

“It would help the Government to achieve it’s climate change targets, it would benefit boiler manufacturers, plumbers merchants and installers by stimulating demand and it would benefit the householder by saving them money.”

Sign up to the petition by following this link

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