Lower C02, Lower Bills

The Government is looking for new ways to support low carbon heating in the UK.

In the UK, heating our homes, businesses and industry is responsible for a third of the UK’s greenhouse gas emissions. We have made progress reducing these emissions. For example emissions from buildings in the UK have fallen by 20% between 1990 and 2017. However, there is much more that needs to be done to achieve our net zero greenhouse gas emission target by 2050.

We need to take rapid action to improve our efforts and reach our goals. So, at Bulb, we’ve responded to the Government’s proposal and suggested five recommendations to help decarbonise heat.

All of our suggestions stay true to our company mission to lower C02 and lower bills for our members.

Our 5 ideas to decarbonise heat:

1. More incentives for energy efficiency

2. Tax electricity and gas more fairly

3. Implement a carbon tax for heating

4. More support for green gas and hydrogen

5. All businesses should measure and report on their emissions

In addition, we made three clear points to encourage the growth of green gas in the UK.

In 2019, we bought more green gas than any other supplier so this is something very close to our hearts.

What we said on green gas:

1. The proposed tariffs are too low to encourage new green gas plants

2. There’s a gap between the ambition on green gas and what we need to reach net zero

3. The Government should help create a proper marketplace for green gas certificates.


For more detailed information, please check out our blog.

If you have any questions, thoughts or comments please feel free to message below. I would love to discuss this with you.

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Your intentions maybe genuine but I bet at the end of the day Joe public will pay for it and those that can least afford it will find it harder to pay for basics such as food and heating.

Hi @scudo,

I believe it is possible to decarbonise heat whilst safeguarding the more vulnerable people in society. By putting in the right sort of changes now, we can avoid a situation like the one you outlined above.

For example, we have suggested we need to extend projects like the Green Homes Grant which provide £5,000 vouchers (with the poorest getting up to £10,000) for UK homes to install new energy efficient measures like insulation.

Having more government schemes which aim to make our homes more efficient we can lower bills, lower emissions and encourage a green recovery with new jobs.