News | Published on 13th Mar 2019

Gas boilers are here to stay

“The Heating and Hotwater Industry Council (HHIC) are pleased that the Government have indicated that gas boilers are here to stay, and are recognising the role of the gas grid in the future of heating, following the announcement that they will ‘accelerate the decarbonisation of our gas supplies by increasing the proportion of green gas in the grid.’

Stewart Clements, Director, HHIC said;

"By default the announcement from Government to increase the proportion of green gas in the grid signals a strong message to the industry and the consumer that, although the Government have committed to ‘end fossil-fuel heating systems in all new houses from 2025’, their commitment to green gas suggests they understand that the gas grid can deliver low carbon heating. So gas boilers, using biomethane or hydrogen as a fuel, should still be part of the mix for new build homes.”