Published: 10/04/2021 By Allan Fuller
How will your home be heated in the future?
The UK government is committed to ‘net zero’ emissions by 2050. That may seem a long way off, but it is a very ambitious target. It is now obvious that climate change is having a dramatic effect of our planet. Changes worldwide are necessary. We are certainly setting ambitious targets in the UK but some of the world's worst emitters of greenhouse gases must also to be willing to make the necessary changes.
Hydrogen boilers are the most likely means of heating homes in the future, it seems modern existing boilers can likely be converted, and new boilers will be made that can be simply adjusted by a suitably qualified engineer. Ground and air heat pumps are another alternative, but at the moment are unlikely to make you quite as toasty in the depth of winter as conventional heating. A big improvement in home insulation of existing homes will be needed.
The Committee on Climate Change is an independent body which advises the government on climate change policy, you can check out their website; Climate Change Committee (theccc.org.uk). Whatever policies are adopted major changes lie ahead.