Lai Fong Chiu, Michael Fell, Robert Lowe, Mari Martiskainen, Mags Tingey, Janette Webb and Faye Wade
The House of Commons BEIS Select Committee inquiryOpens in a new tab was set up to investigate the policies, priorities and timelines which are needed to decarbonise heating in residential buildings in line with the UK’s target of a net zero economy by 2050.
CREDS’ response proposes that government adopt a more strategic response, to offer certainty that will enable businesses, local government and householders to plan. Supply chains and consumers alike need confidence in the low-carbon heating systems that will replace existing, familiar heating technology. Policy decisions about the future of the gas grid should be an early priority to help unlock investment in low-carbon alternatives.
CREDS suggests that central government needs to take a lead in setting the long-term policy framework, while local and regional authorities are best-placed to plan and co-ordinate policy delivery
Chiu, L.F., Fell, M., Lowe, R., Martiskainen, M., Tingey, M., Webb, J., and Wade, F. 2020. BEIS Select Committee inquiry – decarbonising heat in homes. Open access
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