Tag : heating
Natural gas heating will not be viable in any form if the UK government commits to become a net zero carbon economy by 2050, a key figure within the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) has said.
The UK Government is being urged to rethink proposed VAT reforms for lower carbon building systems that a range of trade bodies and associations argue will undermine efforts for smarter approaches to managing energy and HVACR functions.
BSRIA has called for new legislation or financial incentives to help realise a carbon neutral built environment in response to major new findings from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) suggesting the world is off-track to prevent irreversible climate change.
The government has set out several key aims that it hopes will overhaul the quality of social housing in the UK. This will include the introduction of a stronger regulator and new standards on home quality that will determine factors such as energy efficient heating.
Mitsubishi Electric says it expects UK legislation such as the Clean Growth Strategy will help drive a market shift away from the current dominance of gas boilers in heating towards a greater use of renewable powered alternatives such as air source heat pumps.
The Committee on Fuel Poverty has called for fresh financing to support heating installations to aid help lower income homes adopt more renewable forms of heat.