BEIS released a suite of documents regarding ‘clean heating’ policy last Tuesday including most importantly details of what will follow on from the RHI. This policy consultation comes in advance of a long awaited energy White Paper and in advance of a heat and buildings framework expected to be released later this year. We are also awaiting a Government response to the Future Homes Standard Consultation (the standards new builds from 2025) along with details on changes to building regulations in advance of the Future Homes Standard. These changes may bring in new regulations for off-gas grid heating systems as well as an uplift to the energy efficiency requirements for new builds in advance of 2025. While the language used may be positive, the actual substance of the proposals appears to be nothing short of terrible for heat decarbonisation in the UK. This is fundamentally because of the proposed quantity of support and based on that, expected deployment.
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