Call for Evidence for Carbon Connect's new inquiry

29 Nov 2018

The third and final part of the Future Gas Series will examine downstream issues relating to the role of the consumer in decarbonising gas in the UK.

This inquiry will explore consumers attitudes towards heat, the acceptability of different decarbonisation methods, how open consumers might be to accepting changes to their homes and places of work, as well as ethical and safety considerations, particularly concerning perceptions around the use of hydrogen as a source of heat and how vulnerable customers can be protected during a transition. The inquiry will also investigate the economic and technical implications of converting or replacing appliances to use low carbon gas, how a large-scale transition might be delivered and how this might be paid for.

This inquiry is being co-chaired by Dr Alan Whitehead MP, Labour Member of Parliament for Southampton Test, Alan Brown MP, SNP Member of Parliament for Kilmarnock and Loudoun, and James Heappey MP, Conservative Member of Parliament for Wells.

Call for Evidence


Carbon Connect are now accepting written evidence on ‘Future Gas Series Part 3- Consumer and Appliance’. For more information on the background and questions on this inquiry please visit:

  • The Inquiry Outline, which provides a general overview of this project and how it fits in with Part 1 and Part 2 of the Future Gas Series
  • The Call for Evidence, which details the questions we would like this inquiry to cover.

We accept evidence from any interested stakeholders. Please email your written evidence to Jo at If you have any questions, please email the same address or call on 020 7202 8571.

About Carbon Connect

Carbon Connect is the independent, cross-party forum that seeks to inform and guide a low carbon transformation underpinned by sustainable energy. Carbon Connect’s main activities comprise facilitating discussion between industry, academia and policymakers on low carbon energy and producing its own research and briefings in this area.

Over a number of years, Carbon Connect has built up an unrivalled portfolio of parliamentary roundtables and conferences, detailed policy briefings and highly respected reports. This has been achieved by drawing on the expertise of Carbon Connect members and working with a wide range of parliamentarians, civil servants, business leaders and experts who give their time and expertise to support their work.
For their member organisations they provide a varied programme of meetings in Parliament and policy research. Together, they discuss and analyse the opportunities and challenges presented by a low carbon transformation underpinned by sustainable energy.