The future of heating: meeting the challenge

A year ago, the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) launched the UK’s first-ever heat strategy, The future of heating: a strategic framework for low-carbon heat in the UK. On 26 March 2013, DECC published the follow-up, The future of heating: meeting the challenge, setting out the progress so far and outlining a new set of actions specifically targeted at industrial heat, heat networks and heat in buildings.

The UK is beginning to tackle the demand for non-renewable energy, with energy efficiency measures such as the Green Deal and carrying out market reforms to decarbonise the electricity supply. However, the supply of low carbon heat is the missing part of the jigsaw. Over 80 per cent of heating in the UK is produced by burning fossil fuels, and heating accounts for around a third of our greenhouse gas emissions. Without changing the way the UK produces and consumes heat, we will not meet our climate change targets…

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