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1,500 years

The UK will take 1,500 years to de-carbonise its domestic heating if funding levels proposed this April are maintained, New Scientist reports.
Emissions from domestic heating made up roughly 10% of the UK’s ‘consumption emissions’ (which include emissions from imported goods) in 2017.

According to the government’s Climate Change Committee, the UK needs to install 19 million heat pumps by 2050 if it is to meet its legally-binding commitment for the UK to have net-zero emissions by 2050.

However newly announced funding levels will support only 12,500 installations a year.

Topics: Climate Change