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Natural Gas: Housing

Question for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

UIN 31279, tabled on 12 July 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the Government's timeframe is for implementing a prohibition on the connection of new-build homes to the gas grid.

Answered on

15 July 2021

When it is implemented in 2025, the Future Homes Standard will deliver new homes that are zero carbon ready, with low carbon heating and high levels of energy efficiency. In the 2020 Energy White Paper, we also committed to consulting on the feasibility of ending the connection of new build homes to the natural gas grid, in favour of clean energy alternatives. We expect to consult on this commitment later this year to gather further evidence before taking a decision.

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