Heat accounts for over a third of the UK’s greenhouse gas emissions, of which roughly 85% is accounted for by natural gas that is delivered through the gas network. In order to meet the UK net zero carbon target by 2050, real progress to decarbonise heat across the UK needs to start happening now.
As we move into a decade of disruption, it is a crucial time to set out what the next steps are on the route towards low carbon heat across the UK. The pressure to reduce carbon, and uncertainty about climate change, regulatory frameworks, incoming legislation, and customer engagement are among the many challenges facing the sector. But opportunities for progress exist; substantial improvements in energy efficiency, more efficient gas appliances, greener forms of gas, and alternative heat technologies could deliver an 80%+ reduction in emissions by 2050. Collaboration and innovation will play a key role in realising the new opportunities being created in this newly decarbonised heat world.
Back by popular demand, Utility Week’s third annual Future of Heat Conference will address how the industry in collaboration with all other stakeholders can drive real progress in heat decarbonisation across the UK. The event will feature expert speakers to outline the direction of travel and to define what next practical steps need to be taken over the next decade to drive real, measurable progress.
We look forward to meeting you online for what promises to be an insightful day of networking and knowledge exchange.