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A future framework for heat in buildings

The Clean Growth Strategy, published in October 2017, was very clear on the challenges and opportunities involved in decarbonising heat in buildings. UK need to move to cleaner and smarter ways of heating homes, keeping household energy costs down and maximising comfort, whilst reducing carbon emissions and improving air quality.

Closing date: 11 June 2018

Objectives of the consultation

The pathway to the 2032 carbon budget set out in the Clean Growth Strategy makes it clear that action on decarbonising heat must be increased during the 2020s. In line with this, the Government set out an ambition to phase out installation of high carbon fossil fuel heating in new and existing buildings off the gas grid, during the 2020s. The Government is carrying out work to consolidate and improve the evidence base on different approaches to the long term decarbonisation of heat, out to 2050, and plan to publish a report on this work in summer 2018.

This call for evidence focusses on action that can be taken sooner to build on the gains made by the Renewable Heat Incentive and decarbonise off gas grid buildings, heated by high carbon fossil fuels such as oil and coal. In this call for evidence the Government aims to explore the options available and build consensus for action during the 2020s. The Government also seeks to understand what can be done to reduce the barriers to installation of clean heating, reducing reliance on subsidy, while preparing the ground for future policy approaches that could include regulation. Evidence provided and responses received will be used to inform policy development ahead of more detailed consultation on specific policy instruments.

Supporting papers

To download the consultation document, please follow the link below.

What you can do

CIBSE will submit a response to the consultation and we would like to hear from you to best represent your views.

Please let us know if you would like to be involved and contribute to the response, or send your contributions by 4 June to Julie Godefroy, Head of Sustainability Development

Members may also wish to make a submission as individuals or as part of their organisations, in addition to the CIBSE response. The final deadline for submission to the inquiry is 11 June.