UK plan for green heating will take 1500 years to hit 2050 target. The UK won’t be able to meet its 2050 climate change targets unless much more is done to cut emissions from heating buildings. The government’s latest proposals for doing so have been criticised as inadequate. “They are staggeringly unambitious,” says Jan Rosenow at the Regulatory Assistance Project, an organisation dedicated to speeding up the clean energy transition. Unless more is done, it will take about 1500 years to meet a heating target for 2050 recommended by the UK’s official advisers on cutting emissions, Rosenow calculates.
New Scientist 11th May 2020 read more »
A €5.7m green heating research project led by renewable energy experts from the University of Exeter has been launched in a bid to pave the way for the adoption of domestic low carbon heating systems across England and four EU countries. Dubbed SHIFFT – Sustainable Heating: Implementation of Fossil-Free Technology – the project is backed by €5.7m of EU funding and is designed to help transform low carbon heating in houses and public spaces, the University of Exeter announced late last week. The team of international experts behind the project includes six University of Exeter researchers, who will work with consumers and local authorities to develop practical strategies, minimise costs, and deliver low carbon heat projects in England, France, the Netherlands and Belgium, it explained.
Business Green 11th May 2020 read more »