Heating for buildings and industry is responsible for around 32% of all UK emissions, according to the Government’s Clean Growth Strategy published in 2017. This strategy, as well as laying out the context of UK emissions, commits the Government to decarbonising heating in the short and long term, with an aim for near complete decarbonisation by 2050. Since then, BEIS has been asking industry for views on the best way to meet the challenge. The Committee on Climate Change estimates the necessary changes will cost around 0.7% of UK GDP, so this is a significant piece of work not just for BEAMA members but the country as a whole.
BEAMA is heavily involved in industry-Government review processes as we provide our insight and research into how our members’ products and services contribute to decarbonisation – with affordable, comfortable and secure heating supply – in the short and long term. We maintain a focus on technical and product-specific issues as well as wider changes to technologies and market design.