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Decarbonising heat in homes

Inquiry

The Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Committee has launched an inquiry examining the path to decarbonising heating in homes.

The BEIS Committee will examine the Government’s ‘Buildings and Heat Strategy’, due in November, and investigate the policies, priorities and timelines which are needed to decarbonise heating in residential buildings and help ensure the UK gets on track to deliver Net Zero by 2050.

The Committee’s inquiry on decarbonising heat follows a successful pitch by Dr Jan Rosenow, Principal and European Programme Director, Regulatory Assistance Project (RAP), at the Committee’s “MyBEIS” evidence hearing in July and is part of the BEIS Committee’s ongoing work on net zero and its follow-up to the findings of the Climate Assembly.

The decarbonising heat in homes inquiry is likely to examine areas such as the technological challenges to decarbonising heat including issues related to the future of hydrogen, network capacity and the distribution of costs, incentives, consumer engagement and protection, and how to co-ordinate and deliver low-carbon heating.

 

Read the call for evidence for more information about this inquiry.

Upcoming events

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Past events

Tuesday 16 November 2021
9:45am Private
10:15am Public
Decarbonising heat in homes - Oral evidence 16 November 2021
10:15am
  • Juliet Phillips (Senior Policy Advisor at E3G)
  • Zoe Guijarro (Senior Policy Researcher at Citizens Advice)
  • Ian Rippin (Chief Executive Officer at Microgeneration Certification scheme)
  • Marcus Shepheard (Lead Analyst Residential Buildings at Climate Change Committee)
Room 16, Palace of Westminster
Tuesday 20 July 2021
10:00am Private
10:45am Public
Oral evidence session 20 July 2021
Liberty Steel and the Future of the UK Steel Industry - Oral evidence
10:45am
  • Rt Hon Kwasi Kwarteng MP (Secretary of State at Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)
Decarbonising heat in homes - Oral evidence
11:45am
  • Rt Hon Kwasi Kwarteng MP (Secretary of State at Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)
  • Rt Hon Christopher Pincher MP (Minister for Housing at Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government)
  • Charlotte Baker (Director of Net Zero and Greener Buildings at Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government)
Room 6, Palace of Westminster
Tuesday 8 June 2021
9:15am Private
10:00am Public
Decarbonising heat in homes - Oral evidence 8 June 2021
10:00am
  • Ed Dodman (Director of Regulatory Affairs at Ombudsman Services)
  • Stephen Knight (Managing Director at Heat Trust)
  • Caroline Bragg (Head of Policy at Association for Decentralised Energy)
  • Matthew Copeland (Policy Manager at National Energy Action)
11:00am
  • Jenny Hill (Head of Buildings and International Action at Committee on Climate Change)
  • Neil Kenward (Director of Strategy and Decarbonisation at Ofgem)
  • James Richardson (Economist at National Infrastructure Commission)
  • Polly Billington (Chief Executive Officer at UK100)
Room 6, Palace of Westminster
Tuesday 20 April 2021
9:45am Private
10:30am Public
Decarbonising heat in homes - Oral evidence 20 April 2021
10:30am
  • Naomi Baker (Policy Officer at Energy Saving Trust)
  • Mark Barrett (Professor of Energy and Environmental Modelling at University College London)
  • Juliet Phillips (Senior Policy Advisor at E3G)
  • Emma Harvey (Programme Director at Coalition for the Energy Efficiency of Buildings)
Virtual meeting

Contact us

  • Email: commonsbtc@parliament.uk
  • Phone: 020 7219 8586 (General enquiries) | 020 7219 6970 (media enquiries)
  • Address: Business and Trade Committee, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA