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The pathway to net zero heating in the UK

The UK must make far faster progress on rolling out low-carbon heating across its homes if it is to hit its target of net zero carbon emissions by 2050, energy experts have warned. At current rates, it will take 700 years for the UK to move to low-carbon heating, as over 19,000 of the UK’s 29 million homes need to be upgraded per week to reach the 2050 target, the UK Energy Research Centre (UKERC) has said in a new report.

However, the government’s current proposals will see only 12,500 homes a year switched to low carbon heating solutions, while the proportion of homes heated by gas in the UK is in fact increasing due to most new build homes being connected to the gas grid, the centre found.