27 Jan '15, 12pm

UK clean energy agencies urging MPs to back 'zero-carbon homes: Reducing carbon emissions from newly built hom...

The Solar Trade Association, WWF and the Renewable Energy Association, with support from Friends of the Earth and Greenpeace, recently released a joint statement urging MPs to back amendments to the Infrastructure Bill to restore the Government's Zero Carbon Homes standards to levels recommended by their own advisers. In the statement, the associations expressed disappointment in the UK Government's decision to reject the carbon standards recommended for new homes by its own advisers; the Zero Carbon Hub. Under current proposals new homes from 2016 will definitely not be zero carbon. At best, the parties said, they will emit only one third less carbon than a home built to 2006 standards. The UK had been on track to deliver genuinely zero carbon homes for new build in 2016, but the standards have been watered down so that current proposals will save just a third of the carb...

Full article: http://www.renewableenergyfocus.com/view/41229/uk-clean-e...

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