Net zero ‘at risk’ unless grants cover whole cost of home upgrades

The UK’s net zero ambitions are at risk of being missed if the government does not cover the whole cost of home upgrades in grants to poor households, a report by two charities has warned. Speaking to Utility Week the NEA's head of policy and public affairs Matt Copeland used heat pumps as an example of an area where vulnerable households could benefit from more funding in addition to the £5,000 grants promised by the recently announced Boiler Upgrade Scheme.

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