The Conservatives manifesto unveils plans to significantly increase domestic energy efficiency funding in support of the UK’s net zero emissions goal. According to various media reports, the manifesto will reiterate the Party’s support for the UK’s legally-binding target to deliver net zero emissions by 2050, which was passed into law this summer. It will also include plans for £6.3bn of funding to enhance the energy efficiency of “disadvantaged homes”, with reports suggesting the Party is aiming to cut energy bills for around 2.2 million households by up to £750 a year. The programme is expected to see grants for energy saving measures such as insulation and boiler upgrades. However, it remains to be seen if the package will also include incentives to encourage non-fuel poor households to improve their energy efficiency.
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The Conservatives have pledged £9.2 billion to improve the energy efficiency of homes, schools and hospitals, as they make a pitch to voters concerned about the environment. Funding will include £6.3 billion to install energy saving measures to cut bills in 2.2 million homes, with a focus on social housing and people in fuel poverty, the Tories say. The plans are part of efforts to meet the legal target to cut greenhouse gas emissions to zero overall by 2050 to tackle climate change.
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