BEIS: Decarbonising heat in homes report

The Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee has slammed government policy on decarbonisation for a “lack of specific, strategic action”, stating that it fails to set out how targets will be achieved. Within the conclusions and recommendations of the report, it highlighted: “Evidence was clear that for low carbon heating installations to work effectively and to heat homes adequately, properties need to be upgraded to the correct levels of energy efficiency… If people are encouraged to switch to low carbon heating sources without the knowledge or incentive for energy efficiency upgrades, then there are risks of scheme failure and loss of public trust if the new low carbon heating sources are not heating homes to the desired temperature and insulation.” The committee calls on Ministers to publish a heat technology road map by September 2022 and recommends they adopt a clear and specific end date for phasing out gas boilers. Read the full report here.