Closed consultation

Phasing out the installation of fossil fuel heating in homes off the gas grid

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Summary

We're seeking views on proposals to phase out the installation of fossil fuel heating systems in homes off the gas grid.

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Consultation description

This consultation sets out proposals to phase out the installation of high carbon fossil fuel heating systems in homes off the gas grid, as committed to in the 2017 Clean Growth Strategy.

It follows our 2018 call for evidence on the future policy framework for decarbonising heat in buildings.

We’re seeking views on our proposals to introduce targeted regulations that will drive decarbonisation of heat in off gas grid homes, including:

  • an end to new fossil fuel heating installations in homes off the gas grid from 2026
  • a ‘heat pump first’ approach to replacement heating systems in homes off the gas grid from 2026
  • requiring high performing replacement heating systems where heat pumps cannot reasonably practicably be installed

We would like views from the heating industry, consumers, and those with a wider interest in the UK’s net zero ambition.

We plan to launch further consultations on the technical changes to existing regulations or guidance, or other legislation, needed to deliver this policy ahead of implementation.

This consultation was launched alongside the Heat and buildings strategy.

See the BEIS consultation privacy notice.

Please do not send responses by post to the department at the moment as we may not be able to access them.

Documents

Phasing out the installation of fossil fuel heating in homes off the gas grid: impact assessment

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Published 19 October 2021