The review, commissioned by the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, makes 129 recommendations to help ensure that the UK reaches its net-zero 2050 target.
It suggests that the government should seek to provide certainty by 2024 on the new and replacement gas boiler phase-out date to drive industry and investor confidence. The review recommends bringing the proposed date of 2035 forward and legislating for 2033.
Skidmore's review also recommends the development of a 10 year delivery programme for the scaling up of hydrogen production by the end of 2023.
The government should also consider extending the Boiler Upgrade Scheme from 2025 to 2028, as well as increasing grant levels in light of inflationary pressures, before being scaled down over time.
Chair of the net-zero review, Chris Skidmore, said: We should be proud of the lead the UK has taken in tackling climate change, having exceeded expectations so far in our race to net-zero emissions by 2050. As essential as that is environmentally, it also puts us at an economic advantage globally.
"We lead in areas including clean technologies, science, manufacturing and green finance – areas that, if managed right, can lead to new jobs and strong economic growth.
"In developing this report, we have engaged with communities, economists and climate experts from across the country through more than 50 roundtables and 1800 submissions – all of which have led to the Mission Zero findings.
"My recommendations are designed to make the most of this historic opportunity, covering the length and breadth of our economy, so that people in every part of the country can reap the benefits of this both in their communities, and in their pockets.
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