All new domestic boiler installations should be part of a hybrid system or ‘hydrogen ready’ after 2025, according to a new report from the CBI.
Net zero: the road to low carbon heat was jointly produced with the University of Birmingham. It says the government should mandate a phased switch from natural gas boilers to other solutions, such as heat pumps and hydrogen technologies, including heat networks. By 2035, all new heating installations should be low-carbon, in line with the government’s net-zero carbon policy, says the CBI.
The report wants new oil-fired boilers to be abolished by 2023 and increased funding for heat networks. All new energy-from waste plants and waste heat-producing industries should also have to feed their waste heat into heat networks, where location permits.
CBI President Lord Bilimoria said: ‘Aside from the moral imperative, there’s a strong economic case for protecting our planet. Large-scale heat decarbonisation and energy efficiency would provide a huge jobs boost for the economy, at a time when new career opportunities are needed more than ever.’