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Natural Gas: Housing

Question for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

UIN HL15042, tabled on 3 April 2019

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the relationship between the clean growth measures announced in the Chancellor’s Spring Statement and the recommendations in the report by the Committee on Climate Change UK housing: fit for the future?, published on 21 February, in particular that Committee’s proposal to ban gas boilers and cookers from 2025.

Answered on

10 April 2019

The Future Homes Standard builds on the Industrial Strategy Clean Growth buildings mission to at least halve the energy use of new build property by 2030 and halve the cost of renovating existing buildings to a similar standard as new buildings, while increasing quality and safety. The Future Homes Standard will require all new build homes to have low carbon heating and world-leading levels of energy efficiency, and will be introduced by 2025.

The Committee on Climate Change are a body that provides independent advice to Government on building a low-carbon economy and climate change mitigation and adaptation. Their recommendation about new connections to the gas grid is one of several made in the CCC report. The Government is reviewing the CCC’s recommendations.