WHA respond to Call for Evidence on A future framework for heat in buildings
We have submitted the WHA response to Future Framework for Heat in Buildings. The Call for Evidence will have huge impacts on the biomass heating industry, and we have argued why biomass is cost-effective, sustainable, deliverable, and reduces GHG emissions.
We thank all members for their comments, feedback, and evidence that have helped form our response.
Key points in the WHA Response to the Call for Evidence:
- Government regulation and intervention is essential to decarbonise heating in the off-gas-grid market, phasing out high-carbon heating
- The WHA supports a phase-out of high-carbon fossil fuel heating, such as oil boilers, LPG, coal, by 2025
- Biomass boilers, heat pumps, solar thermal, biogas, geothermal, and in part bioliquids & bioLPG, will be the main technology choices for reducing heating emissions from off-gas-grid households
- Supporting training, standards and skills development of off-gas-grid installer is essential to transition to low-carbon heating
- The WHA also calls for an implementation of carbon taxation, tax breaks, Oil Boiler scrappage scheme, and variable stamp duty and council tax for the domestic market
Should you have any questions to our response, please feel free to get in touch.