Tara Deshpande

Clean Heat Directorate , Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy

Tara is Deputy Director for Buildings and Electrification in the Clean Heat Directorate at BEIS. The UK has set a target to reach net zero greenhouse gas emissions from across the economy by 2050, and to achieve it we will need to transition to cleaner ways of heating our buildings using a range of technologies. Tara leads the policy team in developing ways to support the electrification of heat in buildings, particularly by increasing the number of heat pumps installed. Prior to this role, she has worked in central government for over 15 years, primarily in policy.

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