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(IS-2013-99) 2050 Pathways for Domestic Heat
This report from Delta Energy and Environment summarizes how the U.K. goals for greenhouse gas reductions of carbon emissions can be achieved for residential heating. Customer purchases based on first costs and operating costs will not achieve the 2050 carbon reduction goals. The solution for a 96% reduction is electric heat (directly and with heat pumps) and zero-carbon heat networks (community heat distribution). A 90% reduction is possible while retaining some low carbon appliances in suburban homes. More peak electric generators will be needed.