UK: No fossil fuel heat for new homes after 2024. I don’t know how the British government works, so whether this recommendation by its environmental commission will become law or not I can’t say, but given the trending lunacy over there I’d give it a good chance, and I predict we’ll see it here very soon.
How, then, will people heat their homes? Unicorn farts, presumably.
The installation of new gas boilers to provide heating and hot water is set to banned for new homes from 2025 in a move that could add £5,000 to the average price, Chancellor Philip Hammond revealed today.
The Government's advisory Committee on Climate Change recommended ending the connection of new homes to the gas grid by 2025 in a report last month, with properties heated with low-carbon energy instead.
The Chancellor announced new standards 'mandating the end of fossil fuel heating systems in new homes from 2025 delivering lower carbon, and lower fuel bills too'.
But the government have not specified exactly what will replace the traditional boiler - with concerns about how long high-tech low carbon heaters can take to warm a room and cost implications for taxpayers.
We’re seeing all sorts of new laws being proposed that will magically transform our energy source from fossil fuel to unicorn methane, with absolutely no discussion of what happens when the wind doesn’t blow or the sun doesn’t shine (it doesn’t, often for as much as 12 hours a day), and never, ever calculating the cost to citizens. One think tank has completed a detailed analysis of just one state’s pending law. I’m sure it will make no difference.