The Government last month launched a call for evidence on the best ways to decarbonise the way we heat our homes and businesses. The call forms part of the plans to reduce the UK's CO2 emissions and to contribute to the target of obtaining 20% of all EU energy from renewables by 2020. The call seeks advice on: How existing technologies for producing heat in a lower carbon way - such as combined heat and power, renewable heat, heat from waste, and district heat - could be developed further; Whether we need new incentives to stimulate the development of renewable heat, and what form they might take; How surplus heat might be captured and what role there is for low-carbon electricity; and Which options could provide the most cost-effective solutions?


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