There is no ‘silver bullet’ to de-carbonising the domestic heating industry, according to experts at an Edinburgh-based consultancy. Analysts at Delta-ee examined the implications of the Nearly-Zero Energy Building (NZEB) regulations on the European heating industry. The report finds that there is no silver bullet to decarbonising heat: in the long term it requires a mix of biofuels, energy efficiency and electrification (assuming of course the electricity is generated renewably). Buildings account for around 40% of total final energy consumption and improving their energy efficiency is essential in meeting EU carbon reduction targets.
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