Category: Heat


Heat: a policy chasm on the route towards net-zero

By Richard Lowes, University of Exeter. 5th of May 2020 Introduction BEIS released a suite of documents regarding ‘clean heating’ policy last Tuesday including most importantly details of what will follow on from the...


10 steps to heat pumping your house

By Richard Lowes, Energy Policy Group, 6th of February 2020 It’s pretty obvious that in order to decarbonise heating, we’re going to need a lot of heat pumps. Even the historically quiet-on-heat Ofgem said it...


A heat and buildings decarbonisation policy framework for a zero carbon UK

By Richard Lowes, Energy Policy Group, 9th of August  A few months ago, I published a blog on 10 policy steps needed to support the decarbonisation of heat in the UK. Since then, the net-zero...


Beyond Peak Heat

By Richard Lowes, Energy Policy Group, 30th of April 2019 Around two years ago I released the blog: Is the ‘peak heat’ issue all it’s made out to be? It led to a piece...


Decarbonising heat – 10 policy steps to drive a low carbon heat market

By Richard Lowes, Energy Policy Group, 21 March 2019 Optimism versus realism As a natural optimist, I seriously hope that much of the UK’s heat decarbonisation problem can be solved by technological and social...

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