Low-carbon heating to replace gas in new UK homes after 2025
The Guardian, 13 October 2019
Our climate is in crisis. Global average temperatures are rising. Human activity has caused global warming of 1°C across the planet. And it has an impact on every single us.
From the erosion of our coastlines, to record-breaking temperatures causing fires to burn across moorlands for days on end, we’re already seeing the effects of global warming in the UK. The past few years alone have seen farms scorched by heatwaves causing catastrophic crop failures, and devastating infrastructure damage brought by flooding and rising sea levels.
Our global mission is to limit global warming to below 1.5°C. That way, we can significantly reduce the risk of these catastrophic climate events.
In 2019, the UK became the first country in the world to enshrine into law a target of net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. And to achieve this goal, we all need to play our part.
And we can make changes. We can switch to electric vehicles, divert more waste away from landfill, support reforestation and change our farming practices. We can improve the efficiency of our buildings and deliver crucial energy savings, while reducing our emissions.
Low carbon heating is a vital part of this transition. Gas heating for new homes will be banned from 2025, and instead, renewable energy-powered heat pumps will be used. For existing homes not connected to the gas network, potentially using oil or LPG, a heat pump can provide a completely renewable solution. And for properties using gas, a hybrid system is the first step to making a positive change.
We can all play our part in reducing the impact of climate change.
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The Guardian, 13 October 2019
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