Reports relating to energy consumption and the environment are often far from being clear, specific and unbiased. Some are unreadable.

In contrast The Royal Academy of Engineering report Heat: degrees of comfort?, Options for heating homes in a low carbon economy, gives a comprehensive overview of the current and future needs of domestic heating in the UK.

It highlights several challenges including the fact that “there is no possibility that the UK could meet its 2050 target for CO2 emissions without a fundamental change to the way in which homes are heated.”

The report is available free, from the Royal Academy of Engineering website.