Why are local councils’ green building ambitions being held back? This restriction, intended to make things simpler for developers, has dampened the market for energy efficient materials and limited the efficiency of new buildings, the vast majority of which will still be standing in 2050. The prestigious Stirling Prize was recently awarded to Goldsmith Street, an imaginative, low carbon development of council houses built by Norwich City Council.
Business Green 5th Nov 2019 read more »
The Labour party has launched its Warm Homes for All initiative, which would see a wide scale rollout of renewables and low carbon technologies such as solar PV. The £250 billion project would see grants for low income homes, and interest free loans for others established to improve energy domestic efficiency. This will include the installation of solar PV at 1.75 million additional homes around the country by 2030. Of that £250 billion, £60 billion is to come from direct government subsidies, with the rest paid for through energy savings, Labour has said.
Solar Power Portal 4th Nov 2019 read more »