Decarbonising Domestic Heating in Ireland

Ervia commissioned KPMG to develop and evaluate a number of scenarios for the decarbonisation of the one million Irish residential homes currently connected, or within close proximity, to the existing gas network. Ireland has an ambitious vision to transform into a low carbon society and economy by 2050.  While significant progress has been made to date in the decarbonisation of industrial energy and electricity generation, there is a recognition that more can, and must be done to address other areas such as heating and transport, which also generate significant volumes of greenhouse gases.  This report focuses on one of these areas, namely the decarbonisation of the residential heating sector.