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08 Feb 20211 minute read

Gov’t examines decarbonisation of heat

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Gov’t examines decarbonisation of heat

The government’s Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee had given its first evidence session with academics and industry witnesses as part of its decarbonising heat in homes inquiry.

The purpose of the session was to consider what technologies are the most viable to deliver the decarbonisation of heating across the UK and the barriers to scaling up low-carbon technologies.

The wider inquiry will examine:

  • Technological challenges to decarbonising heat
  • Issues around infrastructure and distributing costs
  • Incentives, regulation and consumer engagement and protection
  • How to coordinate and deliver low-carbon heating

Darren Jones, Chair of the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee, said: "The heating of homes is a major contributor to UK greenhouse gas emissions and decarbonising heating will need to form a central plank of our efforts to achieve net zero by 2050.

"The scale, cost and complexity of the challenge to decarbonise heating in homes is considerable. There is no silver bullet, there is no one size fits all approach.”

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