That’s the suggestion from Ian Cameron, Head of Customer Service and Innovation at UK Power Networks, who in a conversation with future Net Zero Founder Sumit Bose, noted heat is the single biggest source of carbon emissions across the country and outlined the practical steps that need to be taken to start moving towards changing this.
He stressed it is vital to get the best possible forecasts of what’s going to happen, by looking at the building stock, studying the network, exploring building credentials and seeing what the most suitable technology is, in order to work out what the most likely opportunity or outcome for these communities is, before building a plan.
He added: “There needs to be some coordinated plan, either with local authorities and/or government, incentivising local or zonal areas so that you move chunks of these low hanging fruit in one go and I think that’s the key to unlocking what we call ‘a few runs on the board already’.
“Let’s get on with it because we’re not going to solve the 2050 solution in the next two or three years.”
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