Phasing Out the Installation of Fossil Fuel Heating in Homes
October 28th, 2021
The government has released a consultation on the phasing out of fossil fuel heating in homes off the gas grid.
This consultation sets out proposals to phase out the installation of high carbon fossil fuel heating systems in homes, as committed to in the 2017 Clean Growth Strategy.
Here are some of the key proposals for the sector from the report
- an end to new fossil fuel heating installations in homes off the gas grid from 2026
- a ‘heat pump first’ approach to replacement heating systems in homes off the gas grid from 2026
- requiring high performing replacement heating systems where heat pumps cannot reasonably practicably be installed
This consultation was launched alongside the Heat and Buildings strategy.
The government is looking for responses from the heating industry, consumers and those with a wider interest in the UK’s net zero ambition to help shape the design of the policy. Please feel free to provide your response to the consultation questions here. The closing date for the consultation is 12th January 2022.
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