A new report claims that homeowners are unaware of renewable heating options despite 78% of domestic energy use in the UK being spent on heating.
The Renewable Heat Report, published by renewable heating company Innasol and analyst group Frost & Sullivan, reveals that the British public are generally unaware of what options are available to them for generating renewable heat.
In addition, those surveyed who were aware of renewable heating options expressed suspicion over the costs that would be involved in switching to renewable heating solutions.
The paper estimates that the average UK household spends £816 on their annual heating bill, after facing an average energy bill rise of 17% per year for the last decade. With 38% of the UK’s total carbon emissions derived from heating homes and businesses, the need for renewable heat remains imperative if the UK is to drastically cut its emissions.