The Business Department’s repeated delays in publishing the Heat and Buildings Strategy means there is no policy framework, timelines or priorities set out by the government for industry. The Climate Change Committee’s (CCC) recent progress report was clear. The Government’s climate leadership is undermined by inadequate policies and poor implementation in many areas. One area in which the government urgently needs put this right is on decarbonising heat. The CCC say sales of new gas boilers should be stopped by 2033 and that people will mostly convert to heat pumps instead, with others using shared sources of heat via heat networks. There is no question this will involve disruption, and the CCC says ministers will have to subsidise the installation cost.
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