Tag : net zero carbon
The Institution of Gas Engineers & Managers (IGEM) has given a cautious welcome to Ofgem’s Decarbonisation Action Plan, which appears to hedge its bets over the route to Net Zero emissions and not back one single path. But IGEM warned that ‘ripping out the central heating’ - going to an electric-only grid - was not a feasible option for government.
The Scottish government will introduce regulations that will require all new homes in the country by 2024 to have either “renewable or low carbon heating”.
Building services sector support is sought for new construction industry-wide pledges to decarbonise buildings with a more holistic approach to their design and use.
The UK’s Building Regulations and broader environmental policies are currently insufficient to viably eliminate national carbon emissions by 2050 and must therefore be amended, a range of industry bodies have warned.
Government must take drastic and decisive decisions over the future of the gas grid by the middle of the next decade to help address a range of concerns over the viability of its zero-carbon heating aims.
A range of high-profile government commitments to both ban fossil fuel heating in any new homes constructed after 2025 and eliminate UK carbon emissions by 2050 poses serious questions over the role gas heating can continue to play in homes around the country.
London Mayor Sadiq Khan has demanded greater powers for city authorities to set stricter carbon standards for its buildings as part of calls for stronger government intervention on climate change.
The UK’s commitment to eliminate carbon emissions entirely by 2050 has been passed into law today.
OFTEC has published new research on liquid biofuels that it argues highlights their potential as a lower cost solution to reduce carbon emissions from homes heated by oil.
A prototype boiler designed to run on 100 per cent hydrogen is among the innovative technologies viewed by the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) in the push to decarbonise heat.