Left in the cold: Why UK homes are still hundreds of years off schedule for delivering net zero emissions

Michael Holder
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At the current rate it will take 235 years to deliver net zero heating in the UK, UKERC estimates | Credit: OVO
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At the current rate it will take 235 years to deliver net zero heating in the UK, UKERC estimates | Credit: OVO

Without a clear and ambitious government plan zero carbon home heating by 2050 remains a pipe dream, a new analysis from the UK Energy Research Centre warns

UK homes and offices require a seismic change in how they are heated in order to hit UK climate targets, yet without a clear government plan the shift away from gas boilers towards greener heating systems...

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