‘Energy certificates overestimate carbon impacts by 60%’

A new report suggests that EPCs are ‘misleading’ when it comes to understanding the carbon footprint of zero-carbon buildings

Rural people hit hardest by energy and transport poverty

A new report is calling for changes to be made to net zero and low carbon policy to ensure rural communities are not left more isolated

‘Policy must change or 29m homes will not decarbonise’

A coalition of groups have written an open letter to the Prime Minister, calling for government to make it easier for consumers to decarbonise their homes

Retrofitting homes in northern England ‘could create 77,000 new green jobs’

IPPR North says the move to decarbonise existing housing stock would also generate 111,000 jobs across the UK’s supply chain by 2035

Heating homes with wind power could offer £26m in benefits for consumers

A new report notes up to 540GWh of wind power could be absorbed by domestic heating across off-gas grid Scotland in 2030, saving £24 million per year in wind constraint payments

BEIS Committee launches inquiry into decarbonising heat in homes

It is inviting evidence submissions until 13th November 2020

EU bank lends €250m for green homes in Paris

It says the new finance will help create 2,580 energy efficient new homes and generate 5,000 new jobs in Paris

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Hydrogen energy projects win share of £90m government funding

Hydrogen is a low or zero emission alternative to fossil fuels, which could be used to power industry and transport

London mayor launches £3.6m fund to make homes energy efficient

The Retrofit Accelerator for Homes will provide financial support to local authorities and housing associations to make ‘urgent’ upgrades and improvements

Efficient use of materials for homes and cars ‘key to cutting emissions’

New analysis suggests CO2 equivalent emissions could be reduced by up to 25 gigatons between 2016 and 2060 across the G7 countries