International comparisons of heating, cooling and heat decarbonisation policies

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) commissioned Vivid Economics to summarise the evidence base on how other countries provide heating and cooling and what the UK can learn from them. The focus of this report is heating and cooling in buildings, viewed broadly across residential and non-residential sectors with an emphasis on OECD countries. Within this context, two specific research questions are posed:

  • What challenges are shared by the UK and with other countries in the area of heat decarbonisation and where is there less commonality?
  • What learning and innovation opportunities exist outside of the UK, both in countries where there are clear points of comparisons as well as contrasts?

Practice areas