The UK must scale-up decarbonisation of heat and transport, according to the International Energy Agency’s (IEA) latest in-depth review of UK energy policies.

Whilst the report praises the UK’s overall decarbonisation efforts, it stressed the need for greater investment in the transport and heat sectors if the country is to reduce its emissions in line with the Paris Agreement.

A mix of technology innovation and electrification will be required, stimulated by fiscal policies and energy efficiency to offset higher power costs.

To support the decarbonisation of the heat and transport sectors, the report recommends that the government promote electric and low-emission vehicles and development of a national charging network and design a scheme to replace the Renewable Heat Incentive, which closes in 2021.

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