Photo: Getty Images The International Energy Agency IEA said there should be a global ban on new fossil fuel boilers starting fromas part of its vision to achieve net-zero emissions by This is similar if more ambitious compared to the UK government's decision to phase out gas boiler installations by mids. The IEA believes such a ban would drive up sales of electric heat pumps and hopes that most old buildings and all new ones will eventually comply with zero-carbon-ready building energy codes.
As part of its pathway to net-zero it believes there will need reddit bitcoinmarketss be a huge decline in the use of fossil fuels. It wants these to fall from almost four-fifths of total energy supply today to slightly over one-fifth by The IEA's plans also include halting sales of new internal combustion engine passenger cars byand phasing out all unabated coal and oil power plants by It also said government policies should limit or provide disincentives for the use of certain fuels and technologies, which along with gas boilers include unabated coal-fired power stations and conventional internal combustion engine vehicles.
But the pledges by governments to date — even if fully achieved — fall well short of what is required to bring global energy-related carbon dioxide emissions to net zero by and give the world an even chance of limiting the global temperature rise to 1.
The BBC has noted that "the IEA's route to net-zero will require massive investments and international co-operation on an unprecedented scale" and "have direct impacts on consumers all over the world.
Consumer group Which? Instead a low-carbon heating system, or an appliance that can be converted to use a clean fuel, will need to be installed. Systems such as a heat pumps or hydrogen-ready boilers are likely candidates.