Progress on zero carbon heat is inadequate – what is the problem and what can be done about it?

Electricity is on-route to being zero carbon, but progress has been minimal for heat – what is the problem and what can be done about it?

Recorded: 01 Mar 2019

Webinar Overview

Electricity is on-route to being zero carbon, but progress has been minimal for heat – what is the problem and what can be done about it?

All round the world, Governments are faced with the problem of reducing carbon emissions from heat used in buildings and industry. Yet the Paris climate agreement effectively means that heat must be zero carbon by 2050. How can this be achieved when progress – so far - is so slow?

This webinar sets out the challenges and explores the fundamental technical, organisational and financial issues for policy makers, industry and consumers. It will also provide international cases where progress has been made. Technologies featured include district heating (heat networks), co-generation (including fuel cells), heat pumps, and hydrogen from methane.

Join this webinar to learn about:

  • Why heating is such a problem for policy makers;
  • Cases where heating has been successfully decarbonised;
  • Possible technology and financial options for the future.

Ian Manders is an energy in buildings policy consultant who has worked for the Danish Government and others. Formerly deputy director of the UK district heating and CHP association, he has worked closely with governments to introduce legislation and policy to progress the decarbonisation of heat.