Weak UK Policy on Renewable Heat Targets Keeps Gas Demand Buoyant

The UK’s approach to renewable heat targets means gas is likely to remain the cornerstone of residential and commercial heating demand for the next decade and beyond.

While policy-makers aim to make gas integral to the transition to a decarbonised electricity industry by 2050, National Grid’s long-term vision suggests little reduction in gas demand for heating up until 2030.

This market insight by senior reporter, Henry Evans explores how the government’s attempts to meet EU targets for renewable electricity has overshadowed renewable heat and transport targets.

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