Eliminating carbon emissions from UK homes is more cost effective than making deeper cuts in other sectors, according to analysis by the ETI « ETI

Posted 7 April 2015 by Energy Technologies Institute in Policy, Regulation and Strategy

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ETI report on Decarbonising Heat for UK Homes identifies two principal pathways for decarbonising space and water heating

– A system level approach is needed to package known, but under developed, technologies into integrated solutions
– Consumers want better control of the time, effort and money they spend making a comfortable, healthy home
– By 2050 there will need to be 26 million low carbon installations in homes – equivalent to 20,000 a week from 2025

Eliminating carbon emissions from UK homes is more cost effective than making deeper cuts in other sectors, but the next decade will be critical in preparing for the transition and rapid implementation of measures that will be needed by 2025, according to a new report by the Energy Technologies Institute (ETI).

The report “Decarbonising Heat for UK Homes” written by Jeff Douglas, Strategy Manager in the ETI’s Smart Systems and Heat team, identifies two main potential pathways towards cutting carbon emissions from the 26 million homes needing low carbon installations by 2050 – local area schemes delivering low carbon heat through heat networks, along with individual home systems using electricity for heating.