Government should plan for the end of the use of natural gas

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Government should plan for the end of the use of natural gas for heat by:

  • banning new connections to the gas network from 2025
  • regulating, by 2025, to end the use of fossil fuel heating in commercial buildings over 1,000m2 by 2035
  • ending the sale of all new fossil fuel boilers in 2035
  • making provisions for the process of disconnecting customers and decommissioning, or repurposing, the gas network
  • establishing a mechanism for local democratic input into decommissioning plans
  • working with Ofgem and the Health and Safety Executive on a plan to ensure the switch is safe and efficient and that consumers in vulnerable circumstances are protected.

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