Decarbonising domestic heat is one of the more cost effective ways of reducing emissions in the UK, but an integrated systems approach is needed, according to the ETI who today have released over 70 new documents and project reports from its Smart Systems and Heat technology programme. Its analysis of the UK’s energy system shows that although decarbonising heating is a very complex systems challenge, it should be done, as it is cheaper than tackling emissions reductions in many other sectors. However, a one-size fits all approach will not work and consumers have to be at the heart of any solutions as people are different and have different needs so a variety of solutions need to be prepared and demonstrated. The ETI also believes systems planning has to show how low carbon heat provision is driven by local environments, infrastructure driven and how it delivers consumer value.
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