Regen’s new paper on The Decarbonisation of Heat will be launched on 10th March at TLT in London, as the first paper from the not-for-profit company’s Decade to Make A Difference series examining the radical step-changes needed to deliver transformative change across the energy system.
Ground source heat pump
Heat is widely recognised as the most difficult and far-reaching decarbonisation challenge. The Decarbonisation of Heat paper calls on policymakers to act now to shift heat onto the right route to meet our 2050 net zero obligation. Action in the next year is key to the UK meeting its carbon targets.
Key areas that the paper identifies where policies are needed to drive investment include:
Decarbonisation plans for buildings, addressing fabric and low carbon heating solutions such as heat pumps and heat networks.
Investment in low carbon power generation and flexibility to enable a greater role for electrification of heat.
Clarity in the gas network price controls on investment to enable decarbonising the gas grid.
The launch event is an opportunity to hear about the key findings of the paper and debate with influential stakeholders across the energy, heat and buildings sector, to find the right path for the decarbonisation of heat.
Regen will be joined by:
Charlotte Large, head of heat strategy and programme, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Nathan Wyatt, senior policy advisor, National Infrastructure Commission
Chris Clarke, energy strategy director, Wales & West Utilities