Reaction to 2025 fossil fuel boiler ban proposal

Reaction to 2025 fossil fuel boiler ban proposal

Following the International Energy Agency (IEA)’s proposal that no new fossil fuel boilers should be sold from 2025 if the world is to achieve its net-zero emissions goal, Mike Fairman, CEO Checkatrade, comments: “Following the IEA Net Zero by 2050 report, recent consumer research* from Checkatrade has revealed that awareness around the UK’s upcoming green deadlines is low. Currently, only one in four Brits (24%) know exactly what the UK’s 2025 gas boiler ban means and how it will affect them.

“At Checkatrade, we’re seeing a huge uptick in searches for sustainable home improvements, including a 28% increase this most recent quarter suggesting that consumer interest in sustainable homes will continue increasing. However, there is a clear need for education amongst consumers as over half (54%) find the concept of ‘greener’ homes confusing – this is where skilled tradespeople can play a key role to help raise awareness.

“With 2025 just around the corner, it’s more important than ever for homeowners to have access to vetted professionals to successfully implement these green changes – such as installing electric heat pump boilers – in their homes to comply with rules and regulations.”

*Research conducted by Opinium on behalf of Checkatrade. Total sample size was 2,001 UK adults. Survey conducted online between 11th May and 14th May 2021

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