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Energy policy should decarbonise building heat supply and slash demand, say academics

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Pending legislation, buildings in the UK will need to achieve a minimum energy performance certificate standard of B by 2030 (Photo: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg)

A new study acknowledges the challenges of striking a balance between reducing buildings’ demand for heat and decarbonising their heat supply.

Approximately a third of the world’s final energy is directly consumed in buildings, largely for heating space and water, with more than 64 per cent of this ...

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