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Heating: Housing

Question for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

UIN 40569, tabled on 18 August 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what mechanisms the Government plans to implement to facilitate the decarbonisation of off-grid homes.

Answered on

6 September 2021

The Clean Growth Strategy committed to ‘phase out installation of high carbon fossil fuel heating in buildings not connected to the gas grid, starting with new build, during the 2020s’. As set out in the Energy White Paper and alongside the publication of the Heat and Building Strategy, we are planning to consult on new regulations to phase out heating systems using high carbon fossil fuels such as oil and coal in homes, businesses and public buildings off the gas grid during the 2020s.

The Government is also funding several schemes as part of its commitment to facilitate the decarbonisation of off-gas-grid homes and to make them greener on the path to Net Zero.

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