Does zero carbon in 2050 mean all electric households?

A report by Navigant commissioned by the Energy Networks Association looking at the ‘Pathway to Net Zero’ concludes not. With 85% of households in the UK using a gas boiler system to heat their homes, a transition to all electrically heated homes could cost £500bn, according to the CCC (Climate Change Committee). The ENA report looks at transforming the gas network and introducing the volume of green gases such as biomethane and hydrogen. By following this pathway, using more low carbon renewable gases together with further electrification, the approach could save £13bn a year compared to a pathway relying on electricity alone.

You can read the full report here.