This month’s H&V News finds BEIS committing to offer some form of clarity on its heat decarbonisation plans in 2020, as well as a look at the major barriers to UK heat network adoption
October’s digital edition of the H&V News magazine considers the government’s response to ongoing industry calls for clarity on how politicians and the industry can realise ambitions of eliminating carbon emissions from buildings by 2050.
Julian Critchlow, director general of clean growth policy and energy transformation at BEIS, has said that a heat policy roadmap set for publication next year would begin to outline some of the key steps to meet the decarbonised building target. However, he maintained that the complexity of the process to plan and viably introduce low and no carbon heat could not be rushed despite the strict timeline.
The issue also includes a focus on the current slow adoption of heat networks in the UK despite the technology’s likely importance to cut carbon from heating demand.