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Best practice in heat decarbonisation policy (UKERC)

This research, published alongside the CCC’s October 2016 report Next steps for UK heat policy, finds that radical decarbonisation of heat supply in the UK will be essential to meeting carbon reduction targets under the Climate Change Act, and delivering on commitments made in the Paris Agreement to limit increases in global average temperature to less than 2°C above pre-industrial levels.

Responding to this heat decarbonisation imperative will be particularly challenging in the UK, which has amongst the lowest national share of energy from renewable sources for heating and cooling in Europe.

This report presents the findings of a review of the evidence on policy support for heat supply or infrastructure transitions in different European countries, and sets out to understand how relevant these policy lessons might be to the UK context for achieving radical decarbonisation of heat.


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