The decarbonisation of the UK’s electricity network is set to have significant implications for how low carbon heat is delivered to the buildings of the future. These changes will likely influence new policy from the Greater London Authority, as well as national guidance, regulations and calculation methodologies. The way that London responds to delivering low carbon heat needs to evolve over the coming months and years.
Edie 6th Dec 2017 read more »
Consumer groups have welcomed the news that the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) is to launch a study into domestic heat networks, which they hope will be a “welcome spotlight on the unregulated firms heating thousands of people’s homes”. The CMA said it has launched the study in response to cost and service concerns and deed many customers may be unable to easily switch suppliers or are locked into very long contracts – some for up to 25 years. Within the next six months, an interim report detailing initial findings and views on potential remedies will be published.
Utility Week 7th Dec 2017 read more »
The burning of natural gas for heating contributes 14% of the UK’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Decarbonising, or reducing the carbon content of the UK gas supply is one option for reducing the emissions from heating. This POSTnote looks at the contribution that two alternative gases, hydrogen and biomethane, could make in achieving this goal.
Parliament 15th Nov 2017 read more »