Low carbon heating is the future
Heating represents 78% of non-transport energy use in the UK. Currently only 9% of heating is powered by electricity, the majority is gas. Currently 37% of all UK greenhouse gas emissions are generated from heating.
In order to meet climate change targets the UK has no option but to switch from gas, oil and LPG to electric heating. Electric heating can be 100% CO2 free when powered by renewable electricity. The UK electricity grid is rapidly decarbonising and within 5 years electricity will be greener than gas, oil and LPG.
The government have already announced the banning of gas boilers in any new builds from 2025. New building regulations (SAP10) which are expected to come in force in Q1 2020 will be far more favourable to the use of direct acting electric heaters. Current regulations favoured gas boilers, biomass and heat pumps.