Conservation charity and green energy supplier announced formal partnership aimed at promoting case for ambitious climate action ahead of COP26. WWF is teaming up with ScottishPower to champion low carbon energy and push the government and local authorities towards more ambitious climate action in the run up to the crucial COP26 climate summit taking place in Glasgow in six weeks’ time, it announced on Monday. The partnership, which marks the first time in more than a decade that the conservation charity has formally teamed up with a UK energy company, will initially focus on lobbying for acclerated efforts to decarbonise homes as the government gears up to unleash its Net Zero Strategy in the coming weeks, according to WWF. Around 14 per cent of UK emissions come from housing, and WWF and green electricity supplier ScottishPower said they planned to publish research looking at the impact of low carbon heat technologies – such as heat pumps and battery storage – on individual homes, and how homeowners can be supported to make upgrades and save money on power bills. The announcement comes as the UK eagerly awaits the delayed Heat and Buildings Strategy, which will lay out the UK’s plans to help cut emissions from homes and buildings but has been delayed following reports of a stand-off between Number 10 and the Treasury over funding. The government is also poised to increase the budget for its Clean Heat Grant scheme launching next April that aims to boost the transition to clean heating in homes.
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