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Gas heating to be banned in new homes from 2025.

nozzer
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Gas heating to be banned in new homes from 2025.

Yesterday's Spring Statement from Hammond contained words to the effect that...

Gas boilers will no longer be fitted in new houses from 2025 after the government announced a “future homes standard” mandating the end of fossil fuel heating systems in new-build properties.

New homes will have to be fitted with low-carbon heating systems and meet “world-leading levels of efficiency” from 2025.

Are we seeing the dawn of the age of micro-nuclear heating units? They have been talked about for many years.

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Re: Gas heating to be banned in new homes from 2025.

I reckon that "log burners" will be fitted instead.... with the old style AGA/RAEBURN range cooker being fitted in kitchens to burn WOOD PELLETS or re-constuted waste pellets.

Much nicer than a mini Nuclear bomb in each house.

 

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Re: Gas heating to be banned in new homes from 2025.

@shutter 

But he's after phasing out log-burning of all kinds as soon as he can because of the particulate emission problem they all have.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-46823440

2030 seems to be the target for that one.

If it's not going to be a direct heating source, it's going to have to be ground-source heating or something similar, which means extremely well insulated houses = expensive.

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Re: Gas heating to be banned in new homes from 2025.

If I were to be cynical, I'd suggest that we'll get the type of heating system produced by the major donor(s) to the party in power at the time.

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@Jonpe 

So on that basis we are all due to have BS burners installed! Cheesy

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and don`t forget they will put a tax on the Hot Air emissions as soon as they can... !

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Re: Gas heating to be banned in new homes from 2025.

This seems to be the end result of power stations burning up all the north sea gas.

The same gas that was once designated a premium fuel to be only used in the home and never in power stations.

Decades worth of fuel burned away in a flash because of short cut short sighted government policies.

 

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Re: Gas heating to be banned in new homes from 2025.

I suppose this means building a lot of gas-fired power stations to provide expensive electricity for house heating and all those cars which are just round the corner.

I'd like to know what happens if my old boiler croaks in 2025, can I (legally) replace it?

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@VileReynard 

It's only referring to new-build installations at the moment. 

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@VileReynard wrote:

I suppose this means building a lot of gas-fired power stations to provide expensive electricity for house heating and all those cars which are just round the corner.

I'd like to know what happens if my old boiler croaks in 2025, can I (legally) replace it?


You can legally replace it but as time goes on you may have problems getting spare parts for it.

Once the firms making boilers realise that less gas fired boilers will be purchased in the future it stands to reason they will move to other products.

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And where does that leave fracking ?

Will the government continue to allow it or not ?

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Re: Gas heating to be banned in new homes from 2025.

Don't worry about it, any time soon there will be a third world war between the good ol' US of A and China followed by a ten year post nuclear holocaust winter for those that survive. 

Stock up on tins, stock up on logs. 

In the meantime I'll just keep on using my little wood burner. Smiley


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