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How Are UK Local Authorities Doing In Our Race To Heat Our Homes Using 'Carbon Net Zero'​ Technology?

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<p>With the&nbsp;Greater Manchester Combined Authority&nbsp;announcing plans to create a carbon-neutral city area by 2038, you could be forgiven for thinking that we are making great strides in the race to carbon net-zero for domestic heating.</p><p><img style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" src="https://kradminasset.s3.ap-south-1.amazonaws.com/ExpertViews/Capture+GEOFF+1.PNG" /></p><p>Figures show that to date less than 4% of homes in the UK have installed just one renewable option (less than 1% in London) and around 90% of all renewable installations are Solar PV, which on its own does not make a home anywhere near carbon neutral.</p><p>Recently there have been some alarming figures for the costs in retrofitting existing homes with a complete 'renewables' system costing up to &pound;30,000.&nbsp;</p><p>This&nbsp;interesting interactive map&nbsp;from the&nbsp;UK Green Building Council&nbsp;(UKGBC) shows the zero-carbon heating work already underway by local authorities in the UK.&nbsp;</p><p>Let's hope projects like these are adopted speedily by other councils and bodies to</p><p>&nbsp;</p>
KR Expert - Geoff Hobbs