On Tuesday 18 December, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) published an overview of key issues identified by the government review of options for achieving long term heat decarbonisation.
Government has reviewed the evidence base on options for achieving long term heat decarbonisation. This report provides an overview of the key issues arising from BEIS' review and seeks to:
- highlight the different characteristics of the main alternative sources of low carbon heat and the approaches to achieving transformational change
- set out strategically important issues, ‘strategic inferences’, which they have drawn from the evidence available to help focus the development of BEIS' long term policy framework
- identify areas that require further exploration to inform the development of a new long term policy framework for heat
The review confirmed the need for:
- better understanding of the different options available for decarbonising heating
- a clearer common agenda across industry, academia and the public sector to ensure effort and resources are effectively and efficiently applied to long term heat decarbonisation issues
BEIS are seeking views on the following:
- the strategic inferences identified
- the priority areas requiring further development
- any important omissions
- the parties best placed to deliver in these areas
- opportunities for enhancing co-ordination
Any views must be shared with BEIS by 22 February 2019. For further information on the report, click here.