Lai Fong Chiu, Michael Fell, Robert Lowe, Mari Martiskainen, Mags Tingey, Janette Webb and Faye Wade
The House of Commons BEIS Select Committee inquiry 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, pdf. (17 pages, 938 KB. Opens in a new tab) Open access
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