The Anonymous Widower

Ban Gas Hobs And Heating In Six Years, Ministers Told

The title of this post is the same as that as an article on the front page of yesterday’s copy of The Times.

This is the first paragraph.

Gas boilers and cookers should be banned in new homes within six years to meet Britain’s legally binding emissions targets, the government’s climate change advisory body recommends today.

I don’t like gas, as I find that naked gas flames affect my health, so I cook electric.

In addition to its role in carbon dioxide production, I don’t like the safety problems with gas.

Would the Grenfell disaster have been so serious, if there had been no gas in the building?

 

February 22, 2019 - Posted by | World | , , ,

2 Comments »

  1. We are currently awaiting a planning decision for a new house to be built to a very high eco friendly standard. It will be heated by s ground source heat pump, have a large array of photovoltaic panels, battery storage, solar thermal panels, rain water harvesting, and heat recovery ventilation, but all this comes at a high financial cost, and with 4 acres of land we have the space needed. How can this be rolled out to the average house? Gas central heating is cheap to buy and cheap to run and I can’t see any affordable alternative in the short-term. The best approach is to insulate houses and upgrade gas-fired boilers to modern modulating ones. External insulation is easy and unobtrusive to fit, and upgrades the exterior. There are many tired looking 30s houses that would benefit. Windows, doors and roof insulation are also cost effective. New houses should already be highly insulated so targeting them is pointless and just increases the cost. What is needed is the political impetus to invest.

    Comment by John | February 22, 2019 | Reply

    • Many of those tired 1930s houses need to be demolished and replaced with new appartments.

      Comment by AnonW | February 22, 2019 | Reply


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