Domestic heating currently accounts for around 15% of the UK’s carbon emissions. However, if the UK is to achieve Net Zero by 2050, it is critical that the sector undergoes significant change with around 25 million homes heated by fossil fuels. Conversely, only 5% of housing use low carbon heating. A ratio that needs to change if we are to meet the targets set.
The decarbonisation of heat is therefore one of the biggest current priorities for energy policymakers and the domestic energy efficiency retrofit supply chain will play a big part in making this happen.