Gas Heating Service
About the service
The energy system is set for an unprecedented level of change in the years ahead – and so is the way that most buildings are heated (or at least what they are heated with). Natural gas is the largest source of final energy demand in domestic buildings today and is mostly used for thermal comfort – space and hot water heating – but that must change in a world with net-zero CO2 emissions.
Electricity is only one part of the solution, particularly in the existing stock where there will be many instances where this option is not compatible physically or technically / overly burdensome financially / disliked by consumers operationally – and this is where the role of decarbonised, high efficiency gas heating comes in.
Despite the pragmatic if not popular position on the future role of gas alongside energy efficiency, electric and district heating – players in the natural gas sector are in a race against time to secure the long-term role for gas-based heating in buildings. In recent years their activities have gone into overdrive with the development of new components and appliances, new fuels/energy sources and a rapid expansion in biomethane production, laying the foundations for entire new industry sectors, and by forming new alliances and collaborations to make the case at the highest levels of the debate. The future of heating is uncertain – there will be a market for decarbonised gas heating beyond 2050, but the key questions are where, and how much?
LCP Delta’s Gas Heating Service provides data, insight, analysis and opinion that allows you to develop the best approach to capture opportunities for high efficiency gas appliances, low carbon gases and hydrogen for heating across Europe.
To meet long term climate targets, the energy use of buildings must change. Space and water heating are key building energy loads that must be decarbonised significantly compared to today.
CHP, thermally-driven and hybrid heat pumps, fuel cells and boilers fed with decarbonised gases like biomethane and hydrogen are all key pieces in the puzzle which will slot in far more effectively than competing heating options in areas and regions where the others won’t fit.
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LCP Delta - your partner in Gas Heating Insight
The future of gas in building is at the centre of many questions and concerns surrounding the energy transition. Our comprehensive expert insight and research explores key considerations, such as:
- How are policy and regulations affecting gas-based heating and where are they going?
- How much traction are high efficiency products getting, where, and with what propositions. What’s the outlook?
- Will technology development and innovation unlock new opportunities?
- What’s the role for natural gas, low carbon gases and hydrogen in a decarbonising, more electrified future?
- What approaches with hydrogen for heat are emerging, and what ways forward will have the most success?
- What are the opportunities for high-efficiency gas heating in certain countries?
- Where is the gas boiler market today?
- How are customer attitudes to high efficiency gas heating products evolving?
- What are the most promising business models and propositions for high efficiency gas appliances?
- How is the changing regulatory environment affecting market opportunities for high efficiency gas heating technologies?
- When and how will the time come for hybrid heat pumps?
- What is the real end-user costs of switching to hydrogen?
- The case for hydrogen from an emissions standpoint – do the numbers stack up?
- Will decarbonisation costs be increasingly loaded on the gas price, and how will this affect gas-based heating?
Essential gas heating intelligence at your fingertips
By working with our clients on a subscription basis, the full breadth of our extensive research and insight is simple and intuitive to access.
As part of the subscription, you will receive:
Resources available with a subscription
Thoroughly researched reports on the most important gas heating developments.
Reactive reports from our industry experts exploring the latest gas heating news and events..
The data you need to make the best decisions for your business, including customer research and company profiles.
Company and Project Profiles
Case studies investigating the business models and customer propositions of companies in the energy space.
Ad hoc support from our expert team of analysts.
New Energy Summit
Priority entry to our New Energy Summit, giving you the chance to network and learn from industry experts.
Electric Heating Market Forecast Database
Subscribers can access this database which contains information on the current sales and future forecast sales of electrically-driven heating in key European markets, including Germany, France, UK, Italy and the Netherlands. Includes sales and forecasts for air/water heat pumps, GSHPs, air/air heat pumps, hybrid heat pumps and other electrically driven heating. (Technology breakdown varies by market).
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