Trade associations representing installers of eligible technologies under the GHG have suggested improvements to the scheme following a survey that showed how damaging the voucher scheme's rollout has been to businesses it was designed to help
“If you don’t want to make a decision, you can always find a reason for not making it,” says John Armitt, chairman of the National Infrastructure Commission, on the lack of energy policy coming out of BEIS. We’re risking missing net zero targets if it doesn’t make its mind up soon, he tells Denise Chevin.
As utility companies lead the charge to net zero by 2050 and look to reduce their own energy consumption, Jonathan Maxwell CEO of Sustainable Development Capital, advises how they can harness investment in their own estates to reduce carbon emissions
A new report published this week by the UK100 and Siemens urges government to set up a green investment bank to kick start £100bn worth of local energy projects. Co-author Polly Billington makes the case.
A major new report published this week sets out a huge scale of opportunity for city authorities to drive the green agenda and a potential £100 billion in local energy projects. Denise Chevin digests the report’s findings and the net zero plans for four local authorities it spotlights.
The government has enacted the first step of its manifesto commitment to boost energy efficiency with a scheme to revive home insulation grants for homeowners. Most will be offered vouchers covering two thirds of the cost of energy efficiency improvements up to a maximum of £5,000, whilst the poorest households will be able to receive up to £10,000 of upgrades completely free.
Scotland is way ahead when it comes to embracing energy efficiency, spending £27 per capita compared with England’s £8. Dr Faye Wade, ClimateXChange Research Fellow, Sociology, University of Edinburgh, has been evaluating how effective it has been.
There has been no sight yet of the £9.2 billion pledged to spend on energy efficiency measures in the Conservative manifesto. But with organisations from all sides calling for urgent action to decarbonise the existing housing stock and create green jobs – could energy efficiency finally start to be taken seriously? David Blackman reports