Alan Whitehead MP: We need a programme of home improvement to make UK housing stock energy efficient. Government money spent on retrofitting homes to meet climate targets would be a sound investment – improving decarbonisation and reducing fuel poverty, writes Alan Whitehead MP.
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Mayors of London, Greater Manchester and West Midlands among leaders urging government to scrap proposals to restrict local planners to national energy efficiency standards. Council leaders and mayors from across the political spectrum have urged the government to abandon proposals they say would restrict local planners’ ability to cut carbon emissions from new homes, arguing “the eyes of the world are on the UK” to act on climate change ahead of COP26. In an open letter to Housing, Communities and Local Government Secretary Robert Jenrick today, 12 city council leaders, metropolitan mayors, and green groups said the government needed to act urgently to deliver against its climate ambitions, including through new measures to drive down emissions from the UK’s housing sector.
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