27 Nov 2013
What is the future for heat in the UK? The Government’s Heat Strategy foresees a future of district heating and heat pumps serving our homes and offices, and bioenergy, CHP and CCS reducing the carbon impact of heat used by industry.
We are a long way from that vision. Today, only 2% of homes are connected to a heat network, while renewable energy provides just 1% of UK heat.
So, how do we transform our heat sector from today’s reality to tomorrow’s vision?
The Heat Conference is the leading event for those involved in heat: from electric heating to heat network infrastructure and smarter energy systems. Hosted by the Energy Institute and the Combined Heat and Power Association, Heat 2013 will provide a vital forum for debate between industry, policymakers and heat customers.
Join us on Wednesday 27 November as we ask:
- Do the Government’s heat policies go far enough in driving the changes set out in its ambitious Strategy?
- Have we done enough to convince consumers and investors of the benefits of change?
- Could an early stimulus for low-carbon heat contribute to much-needed economic growth?
- Following the Gas Strategy and the emergence of shale gas, have we reconciled heat use and gas production in our energy policy?