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BEIS issues A future framework for heat in buildings: call for evidence

BEIS issues A future framework for heat in buildings: call for evidence

04 April 2018

The Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy has published a consultation to seek evidence and views on action to be taken during the 2020s to phase out high carbon fossil fuel heating in off gas grid buildings.

The call for evidence builds on The Clean Growth Strategy (CGS), published in October 2017, which presented policies and plans to cut the cost of energy, drive economic growth and create high value jobs. It committed to find alternative ways to heat homes whilst reducing carbon emissions and improving air quality. The consultation also reaffirms the plans set out in the CGS, by building on the commitment to phase out the installation of high carbon fossil fuel heating in buildings off the gas grid.

BEIS adds that the call for evidence is focussed on building on the progress made by the Renewable Heat Incentive to decarbonise heat in buildings in the shorter term towards the 2032 carbon budget. BEIS plan to publish a report on the different approaches to the long-term decarbonisation of heat, out to 2050, in summer 2018.

The consultation seeks evidence on ways to implement the phasing out of fossil fuel heating in new and existing buildings off the gas grid during the 2020's and invites responses from both consumers and the heat market - particularly those using or working with fossil fuels or low carbon alternatives.

This call to evidence provides an opportunity to present evidence and suggest actions to take in the near future to reduce fossil fuel heating in off gas grid buildings and potentially inform policy development.

We highly recommend responding using the link below:

https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/a-future-framework-for-heat-in-buildings-call-for-evidence

The deadline for responses is 11 June 2018.