NEA commissioned this report to help stimulate debate on the policy options we must consider as we seek to decarbonise heat alongside delivering fuel poverty strategies across the UK. It helpfully draws out some of the tensions and challenges we face in changing the way in which we heat our homes, and the authors help us to consider the cost implications and distributional impacts of different funding mechanisms.
Already 4 million households struggle to heat their homes at an affordable cost, and we know that making their homes more energy efficient to reduce demand for heat is the most cost effective and sustainable policy. I hope that you find this report a helpful start to the very necessary wider public debates we need to have to ensure we meet our fuel poverty and carbon budget targets though affordable lower carbon heating.
Download the full report here