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Heat Vision 2030 – What can we do in 2021 to achieve clean heat in UK cities

For Heat Vision 2030 we asked a panel of experts from the heat network sector to reflect on how we move low carbon heat network deployment forward in 2021.



What can we do?
What can’t we do?
Who needs to do it?

Heat networks should deliver 18% of heat in the UK by 2050, currently that is between 1% and 2%. In the past year even more cities have declared climate emergencies and the ambition to become truly low carbon by 2030. Meanwhile, the UK government has challenged cities to permanently remove 70% of their carbon emissions by 2030. So how can city-centre heat networks help?

In this Heat Vision 2030 webinar we demonstrated that deploying a low carbon heat network in a city-centre is indeed possible; in the second, that significant financial and logistical challenges exist in combination with a regulatory framework that has the goal of removing barriers, but may, in fact, reinforce some of them.

So, we brought along lead thinkers and actors in the heat networks sector who are committed to helping cities achieve their climate change goals by 2030. The webinar kicks off with a brief overview of the work of Heat Vision 2030 to date before walking through the crucial questions with our group of experts. We finish off with a Q&A from the audience.

The project promotes the role of heat networks to deliver significant reductions in carbon emissions and wants to understand and share how we can accelerate the deployment of low carbon heat networks.


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