The international energy agency is pushing for the abolition of the sale of natural gas and fossil fuel boilers by 2025, as part of its 400 step road-map towards a net zero world. The International energy agency also believes that all fossil fuel exploration should stop as of now.
The UK is being urged to move away from generating power from coal by former UK Business Secretary Alok Sharma. Outlining his future speech to the COP26 conference, he is expected to say “The days of coal providing the cheapest form of power are in the past. And in the past, they must remain”.
So, the question is, how we will heat our homes after 2025 ?
The two technologies most likely to replace natural gas and fossil fuel boilers by 2025 are: Hydrogen, which seems the most likely replacement for natural gas, as it can use existing pipes and infrastructure to travel to homes and businesses.
And : Heat Pumps, which many believe will warm most of our homes in the future. However, heat pumps are expensive and require larger radiators and supplementary energy during extreme cold snaps.
The IEA Net Zero by 2050 report can be found here.