HPA welcomes appointment of new Minister

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Published: 14 June 2017


​The Heat Pump Association (HPA) has welcomed the appointment of Claire Perry as new Minister of State at the Department of Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS).

She replaces Nick Hurd, with Greg Clarke remaining as Secretary of State.


Mike Nankivell, President of the HPA, said: "We welcome the continuity that Greg Clarke brings to the leadership of BEIS and also Claire Perry being appointed as Minister for BEIS, as she is known to be a realistic supporter of cost effective carbon reduction.

“Our team looks forward to supporting her in this new role.” 

The Minister of State at BEIS has prime responsibility for the government’s successful Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) scheme which promotes renewable heat technologies in Great Britain. The scheme is not linked to the failed RHI initiative in Northern Ireland.