Your views needed on phasing out rural fossil fuel heating

04 January 2022

Farm business Climate change and renewables
A farmhouse and steading

The consultation is underway, and closes on Wednesday 12 January.

This consultation is now closed.

The closing date for this consultation was Wednesday 12 January 2022.

As one of the first steps in the implementation of its Heat and Buildings Strategy, the government is consulting on phasing out the installation of fossil fuel heating systems in businesses and public buildings (as well as homes) off the gas network from the mid-2020s onwards.
It is proposed that all ‘off-gas’ buildings (mostly in rural areas) should progressively replace predominantly oil-fired heating systems with (preferably) electric heat pumps – a policy that will be rolled out to urban areas on gas-fired central heating at a later date.


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