BEAMA Response to IPCC Report

10 Oct 2018

On Monday the IPCC released a special report into the importance of limiting average global temperature rise to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels. This should be a wake-up call for governments, industry and citizens to the urgent need for large-scale changes to the way we use energy and the impact this has on our climate systems. BEAMA and its members are part of these vital changes. We call on all Government and Industry stakeholders to:

  • Make net zero carbon emissions by 2050 a central and fundamental ambition;
  • Accelerate the electrification and decarbonisation of the heat and transport sectors;
  • Collaborate across sectors and industries to support successive and sustained policy initiatives and progressive building regulations that increase the energy efficiency of all new and existing buildings, including reinstating a Zero Carbon Homes policy.
  • Help to deliver a flexible energy system that enables a revolution in renewable energy generation and the swift transition to a low-carbon economy.
  • Support reduction of carbon emissions by 45% by 2030 by deploying proven low carbon technologies such as heat pumps, smart electric thermal storage, along with low-temperature heating systems, heating controls and water treatment.

BEAMA’s work with Each Home Counts, the Government Electric Vehicle Energy Taskforce, and other UK and international initiatives to develop suitable regulations and standards for the market demonstrates BEAMA’s commitment to respond positively to the challenge laid down by the IPCC this week. For more information about how BEAMA is working to help deliver net zero carbon emissions, please contact the Head of Policy and Marketing and follow us on twitter @BEAMASmartGrid and @BEAMA_Htg

Read our Electrification by Design Series which makes the case for the deployment of proven low carbon technologies.