Meeting the UK government’s net zero emissions goal for 2050 will only be possible with the decarbonisation of new and existing buildings. That means almost all of the UK’s 29 million homes will require upgrading by 2050. Insulation, efficiency, hydrogen, heat pumps: what do we need to do to achieve net zero when so many homes are heated by gas?
A new paper from the UK Energy Research Centre (UKERC) aims to provide some clarity about the pathways forward, focusing on the next 5-10 years.
This online briefing was a chance for journlaists to hear from the report’s authors and put questions to them.
Prof Rob Gross, Director of the UK Energy Research Centre
Dr Jan Rosenow, University of Oxford and University of Sussex