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Carbon Connect publish research setting out future options for heating homes and businesses

Carbon Connect publish research setting out future options for heating homes and businesses

21st September 2017

A report published by think tank Policy Connect and forum Carbon Connect, in collaboration with a cross-party group of politicians and the energy sector, has set out the next steps for the gas grid, exploring its potential to deliver affordable, low carbon energy to UK consumers in the future.

The cross-party inquiry into the future of the gas grid was chaired by Shadow Energy Minister Alan Whitehead MP, Conservative MP James Heappey, and former SNP energy spokesperson Callum McCaig.

Next Steps for the Gas Grid, led by cross-party energy policy research forum Carbon Connect, argues that the gas grid could play a useful role in the UK’s transition to a low carbon energy system through the widespread use of low carbon gas.

The report calls on Government to support the transition to a more flexible gas grid that uses various forms of gas, including low carbon gases such as hydrogen and biomethane.

Read the report at Carbon Connect