MCS responds to the Government’s ‘Decarbonising Heat in Homes’ consultation

MCS has submitted a response to the Government’s Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Committee, who have launched an inquiry examining the path to decarbonising heating in homes.

The consultation asked for evidence focussing on the policies, priorities and timelines which are needed to decarbonise heating in residential buildings and help ensure the UK gets on track to deliver Net Zero by 2050.

The Committee will explore some of the issues raised on the future of hydrogen, scrutinising the Government’s ‘Buildings and Heat Strategy’ to assess whether it is sufficiently ambitious and credible and reflect on the Committee on Climate Change’s recommendations.

Amongst examining the technological challenges to decarbonising heat including issues related to the future of hydrogen, it will also examine network capacity and the distribution of costs, incentives, consumer engagement and protection, and the coordination and delivery of low-carbon heating.

MCS provided key evidence supported by MCS certified Contractors, providing guidance on the impact of previous incentive schemes, maintenance of quality and standards, installation costs, the removal of VAT from all domestic renewables and support for low income households and those living in fuel poverty.

MCS would like to thank those who took part in the Consultation Taskforce Meeting. Feedback from Contractors was used to support the submission to the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Committee.

Read the full MCS inquiry submission here.