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How UK housing can contribute to the 2050 net zero target

In the third episode of our Net Zero Nudge series, Frances Warburton discusses the challenges of decarbonising heating in homes.

The third episode of our six-part podcast series Net Zero Nudge explores the choices that will need to be made to meet the challenge of finding low-carbon ways of heating housing.

Frances Warburton, Partner, Economic Advisory, Ernst & Young LLP, is joined by Matt Hindle, Head of Net Zero, Wales & West Utilities, Clem Cowton, Director of External Affairs and Ed Reed, Editor at Energy Voice, for an insightful discussion around the following questions:

  • How will the UK achieve the objective of making all heating appliances in homes and workplaces low carbon by 2050?
  • What are the competing technologies for decarbonised   heating, and which ones are making the most progress?
  • What key decisions need to be made by the government and others to support heat decarbonisation?

Key takeaways:

  • Understanding which technologies are winning the race for domestic heating solutions.
  • The potential impact that decarbonised heating solutions will have on UK consumers.
  • The need for collaboration across the industry to drive change.

Learn more about the Net Zero Nudge podcast series.

Read the transcript.

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Frances Warburton
Associate Partner, Economic Advisory, Ernst & Young LLP


Duration 41m 59s

External presenters:
Matt Hindle, Head of Net Zero at Wales & West Utilities
Ed Reed - Editor at Energy Voice
Clem Cowton, Director of External Affairs at Octopus Energy


In this series

Series overview
(Event List - Manual)
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What the global energy crisis means for UK energy consumption

Simon Cox at EY and Matthew Wright at National Grid explore how the energy crisis and cost of living challenges will impact UK energy consumption patterns
42m 27s


Simon Cox

Partner, Consulting, Energy & Resources, Ernst & Young LLP

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How decarbonised energy can help achieve net zero goals

In this episode of Net Zero Nudge, John Breakell explores the role decarbonised energy will play in the drive to net zero.
40m 29s


John Breakell

Partner, Consulting, Energy & Resources, Ernst & Young LLP