Andrew Lodge Highlights Plans For Clean Energy In Our Homes

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As we all work towards reducing carbon emissions, there is currently a huge emphasis on bringing cleaner energy into our homes. So, what can we expect over the coming years?

Earlier this month the government provided more details of its bid to change the energy efficiency of existing and new homes, with the aim of meeting Net Zero targets.

How could this impact EPC Ratings?

In a document released by HM Treasury, the government says: “The overall ambition is to improve as many homes as possible to Energy Performance Certificate band C by 2035.”

It is hoped that homeowners will replace gas boilers, the predominant fossil fuel domestic appliance, with heat pumps.

Transition to low-carbon heating systems

The government pledges that no-one will be forced to remove their existing fossil fuel boilers, but instead it hopes to see a gradual transition to low-carbon heating systems over the next 14 years.

The Treasury document says: “The government’s Ten Point Plan aims to increase heat pump installation to 600,000 annually by 2028 and improve the energy efficiency of homes. The Heat and Buildings Strategy sets out the government’s aim to phase out the installation of new and replacement natural gas boilers by 2035.”

Elsewhere, the document says: “Households’ exposure to housing decarbonisation will depend on a number of factors, including dwelling size and dwelling type. For example, larger houses are more likely to face higher costs.

“…The government is also working with industry to halve the upfront cost of new technology, such as heat pumps, by 2025, and achieve parity with fossil fuel boilers by 2030.”

If you are interested in finding out more about clean energy plans, you can view the government’s full Net Zero policy document here.

Source: Estate Agent Today