Research compiled by Vivid Economics comparing international heat decarbonisation policies has highlighted how sustained policy support, as well as policies that promote investment, are key to successful low-carbon heating provision. Commissioned by BEIS and published on Thursday 12 April, the study sought learning opportunities that exist outside the UK to address the challenges of decarbonising heat for buildings, which include high costs and the difficulties of changing infrastructure. The report focused on successful low-carbon heating provision in OECD countries including the Netherlands, where energy efficiency standards for new build housing have been progressively strengthened; Germany, whose transition combines targets, subsidies and building codes; and Japan which is supporting hydrogen.