Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, Chris Huhne has visited boiler manufacturer Worcester Bosch and hosted a Q&A session with the press.
Huhne saw the high-efficiency boiler factory and the factory and its £1.5million training academy.
He was questioned on a number of issues including the Feed-In Tariffs, the UK economy, the Renewable Heat Incentive and the Green Deal but was keen to draw attention to the basic things consumers can do to save energy and reduce fuel bills.
“Consumers need to shop around in the short term to switch to a cheaper supplier and take extra steps like insulating their homes,” he said. “It also underlines the importance of having a good, efficient boiler to avoid wasting energy.”
On the Feed-In Tariff he said: “The key thing we’re trying to do with the Feed-In Tariff Scheme is make sure there is a sustainable business for the long term.”
Richard Soper, chief executive of Worcester, Bosch Group, said: “We were delighted to welcome Chris Huhne to our headquarters and pleased he took the time to see for himself the level of time and investment we give to ensuring that we continue to manufacture the most efficient boilers we can and also support our trade customers by providing comprehensive training. Worcester, Bosch Group is committed to helping reduce the UK’s reliance on fossil fuels by providing homeowners with products that enable them to reduce their annual cost of heating and hot water bills.”