U.K. bans fossil fuel heating in new homes from 2025

March 25, 2019
Owning the Energy Transition More...
by Jessica Hernandez
Truly disruptive

During the Spring Statement, the Chancellor presented, among other policies, the Future Homes Standard, which mandates that new homes be equipped with low-carbon heating systems from 2025 onward. The U.K. government intends to reduce the usage of natural gas in the built environment, although the country strongly depends on it for water and space heating purposes; about 85% of heating systems are powered by natural gas. Which technologies the government will promote to decarbonize heating in the residential segment and future strategies for all existing buildings to switch to low-carbon and more efficient heating systems remain to be seen. Like in the Netherlands, the residential market in the U.K. is creating new business opportunities.

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