Policy & Regulation

UK will struggle to replace gas for heating

The UK has taken a leading role in decarbonising its power sector, but replacing gas in the heating sector is set to be far more difficult The UK has taken a leading role in decarbonising its power sector, but replacing gas in the heating sector is set to be far more difficult.
By The Wildcat 9 February 2018 0 29506
A cooling tower at a UK power station. A cooling tower at a UK power station. (EDF)

The UK has made great strides in reducing emissions from the power sector in recent years through renewable energy, but emissions from the transport and heating sectors are increasing.

Both sectors need to be decarbonised to meet the carbon budgets set out by the Committee for Climate Change over the next decade, but heating poses the biggest challenge.

A conference held by the Renewable Energy Association this week sought to answer some of the questions about how these could sectors could be decarbonised. Speakers spoke...