What is the #endgasnow campaign?
#endgasnow is the beginning of the end for fossil fuel heating. It is a positive campaign for us to take control of our climate by committing to end the installation and use of gas boilers. In doing so we can seriously accelerate the use of low carbon heat.
What does pledging to #endgasnow involve?
Pledging to #endgasnow means committing to take meaningful and immediate action to end use of gas and other fossil fuels for heating. While participating organisations are ultimately free to decide how they implement their pledge, we have provided a few examples of actions that are consistent with the campaign’s ambition below as a guide:
Commit to ending the installation of all new or replacement gas heating systems.
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Refuse to take on any new projects that propose installation of new gas or fossil fuel heating systems.
End adverts and articles featuring gas heating, or clearly state that gas is incompatible with a 1.5˚C pathway.
Can our organisation participate if our building or employees use gas boilers?
Yes. The campaign is primarily focused on ending the installation of new and replacement gas and fossil fuel heating systems. Participarting organisations are expected to have a decarbonisation plan in place for any buildings they own, and to strongly encourage their employees to end use of fossil fuels for heating as soon as possible.
Can we advise on retrofit projects that already use gas boilers?
Yes. The campaign is primarily focused on ending the installation of new and replacement gas and fossil fuel heating systems. Participarting organisations are expected to clearly advise clients that fossil fuel heating systems should be replaced with a low carbon alternative as soon as possible.
What if local planning policies encourage connection to a district heat network?
Local planning policies may encourage connection to a district heat network. Often, these use fossil fuel heat sources such as gas-fired CHP and gas boilers. Existing signatories to the #endgasnow campaign have been working on projects subject to these requirements for some time and have successfully proposed alternative, fossil-fuel free, heating strategies. For projects in London, the Greater London Authority has published guidance clarifying that developments in Heat Network Priority Areas are only expected to connect to district heating networks where a decarbonisation strategy is in place and any new capacity added to the network is met by a low carbon heat source.
Who is #endgasnow?
You, me, all of us. It was started by a small group of people who believe that by working together we can create a powerful and rapid movement for change.
Who can sign up?
Anyone. Businesses, organisations, households. All that we ask is that you make it known you are ending use of fossil heat. Share one of our social media posts, update your email footer, shout it from the rooftops.
How can I pledge support?
Head over to the Pledge page to download a template, add your logo, and share on social media. There is also an email footer you can download and use.
We understand that pledging strong support may involve commercial risk. This is a natural and important consequence of being a leader and taking real action. We sincerely hope that you will have the courage to join this movement.