In line with the targets set at the COP26 summit, the UK Government is determined to make a change and be at the forefront of it.
Some ways the Government aims to make changes, include:
- providing cleaner power for the domestic sector, with full decarbonisation by 2035 through the continuous rollout of renewable energy and advanced nuclear and storage technologies
- ramping up the production of hydrogen as a source of clean fuel, potentially being used in domestic boilers
- ensuring new heating appliances in buildings are non-fossil fuel by 2035, and offering grants to households for boiler upgrades and heat pumps – with the aim of 600,000 installations by 2028
- ending the sale of new petrol and diesel vehicles by 2030, and aiming for all cars to produce zero emissions by 2035
- tightening of energy efficiency standards for existing buildings and new developments
- upgrading current homes to at least an EPC band C by 2030 where practical through fabric improvements and installing new energy systems
- supporting the creation of 175,000 green jobs by 2030, and 240,000 by 2035
- and investing £22 billion in research and development (R&D) and innovation.