Heating and hot water for UK buildings make up 40% of our energy consumption and 20% of our greenhouse gas emissions. It will be necessary to largely eliminate these emissions by around 2050 to meet the targets in the Climate Change Act and to maintain the UK contribution to international action under the Paris Agreement.
Progress to date has stalled. The Government needs a credible new strategy and a much stronger policy framework for buildings decarbonisation over the next three decades. Many of the changes that will reduce emissions will also contribute toward modern, affordable, comfortable homes and workplaces and can be delivered alongside a major expansion in the number of homes. This report considers that challenge and sets out possible steps to meet it.
- Annex 2: Heat in UK buildings today
- Annex 3: Best Practice in Residential Energy Efficiency Policy
- Next steps for UK Heat Policy: Exhibits
- UCL for the CCC: A New Approach to Non-Domestic Energy Efficiency
- Heat and Energy Efficiency: Advisory Group Report – Making Effective Policy
- Future Regulation of the Gas Grid (by Frontier Economics)
- UKERC: Best practice in heat decarbonisation policy