Plans to rip out gas central heating from every home have been unveiled.
Energy regulator Ofgem has outlined how the nation will heat their homes to meet the Government's target of net zero carbon emissions by 2050.
The radical scheme to 'greenwire' Britain will be built around plans for a four-fold increase in electricity from wind farms around the coast. But the proposals will largely be paid for by families and businesses, adding billions of pounds to bills over the next 30 years.
It is suggested that switching away from natural gas heating and hot water for homes and businesses will require spending as much as £20 billion a year by 2050.
These will be replaced with electric heating and potentially a new gas system run on hydrogen where the only emissions are water.
Ofgem said 'The future of heating is less certain, with a range of possible different pathways to decarbonise.
in 2017, just 4.5% of the energy used for heating the UK's 29 million homes and other non-residential buildings was from a low-carbon source. This number needs to rise significantly by 2050.'
Source Daily Mail