As part of its wider research into heat decarbonisation, BEIS commissioned Vivid Economics and Imperial College to summarise the evidence base on how other countries provide heating and cooling. The focus of this report is heating and cooling in buildings, viewed broadly across residential and non-residential sectors with an emphasis on OECD countries. The report focuses on two overarching questions:
- what challenges are shared by the UK and with other countries in the area of heat decarbonisation and where is there less commonality?
- what learning and innovation opportunities exist outside of the UK, both in countries where there are clear points of comparisons as well as contrasts?