Comparing greenhouse gases with each other using GWP* preserves the link between emissions and warming or cooling of the atmosphere. Therefore, GWP* is better suited than GWP100 to assessing whether the world is on track to limit warming to well below 2C.
UK heating must be virtually zero-carbon by 2050, says the Committee on Climate Change (CCC).
The UK Government is committed to cutting 80% of greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 – since 50% of our energy is used by our buildings, and 25% by our homes, the target is for every home to be ‘carbon neutral’ by 2050. In Shrewsbury this equates to 2,000 homes being refurbished each year for the next 37 years, saving 60,000 tonnes of CO2e each year in the process.