Our sustainable future mission is focused on making it easier for people to use clean, green sources of energy to heat and power their homes.
In the UK, the residential sector is the third-largest producer of greenhouse gas emissions, after transport and business. Homes are directly responsible for creating around 70 million tonnes of CO2 annually. Changing the way we heat our homes is one of the most impactful things we can do as a country to cut pollution.
But it needs to be easier and more affordable for people to use greener home heating systems. There are many barriers and not enough qualified engineers to install the types of green heating that’s needed. To create change, we need new ideas and ways of thinking about regulations, as well as new business models and policies to speed up and support the transition to greener homes.
Everyone has a role to play in protecting our planet and to stop homes contributing to climate change.
By 2030, the UK will have reduced household emissions by 30% from 2019 levels. We will do this by:
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