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Alternative heat solutions: converting a town to low carbon heating

A study analysing the costs and barriers associated with converting a UK town to low carbon heating.

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Alternative heat solutions: converting a town to low carbon heating

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As part of its wider research into heat decarbonisation, BEIS commissioned Ramboll Energy to explore possible technologies able to convert a UK town to low carbon heating and to analyse the costs, practical constraints and challenges associated with each of them.

The technologies analysed were:

  • hydrogen with carbon capture and storage combined with electric cooking
  • hybrid heat pumps with gas cooking
  • electric heat pumps and electric cooking
  • district heating from biomass and heat pumps
Published 12 April 2019