CBI calls for home gas boiler ban
The installation of new gas boilers in all homes should be banned from 2025, according to a high-level commission convened by the CBI.
The ban would apply to conventional gas boilers, but hybrid or hydrogen-ready boilers would be allowed under the recommendations. Current Government policy is to ban the installation of gas boilers in new homes by 2025, but not existing ones.
The commission also concluded that no boilers burning any fossil gas should be installed into any home by 2035, with heat pumps and other technology used instead.
Grants or loans could be provided help people and businesses make the switch, the commission said, which could help to lower household energy bills.
Karan Bilimoria, the CBI president and chair of the heat commission, said “A green recovery and progress towards the UK’s net zero emission target are doomed to fail if we don’t address the urgent need to decarbonise the heat in our homes and buildings.”