The International Energy Agency (IEA) says that no new fossil fuel boilers should be sold from 2025 if the world is to achieve net-zero emissions by the middle of this century. It’s one of 400 steps on the road to net-zero proposed by the agency in a special report. The sale of new petrol and diesel cars around the world would end by 2035. The IEA says that from now, there is no place for new coal, oil or gas exploration or supplies.
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There are several alternatives to gas boilers, including heat pumps, which use a refrigerant to absorb natural heat found in the air, ground or water. Heat is then transferred to the cold water in a house’s system and pumped to radiators or hot taps. Because this uses electricity, it’s not 100 per cent carbon-free, though if electricity is created using renewable sources like solar panels, it could be carbon-free. Similarly, electric boilers can be carbon-free if the electricity used to power them is drawn from renewable sources. Another alternative is using a solar heating system, which uses solar panels to directly heat up domestic hot water.
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