17 May '11, 7am

Warm homes: our Campaigns Director on latest progress & what's needed now to tackle fuel poverty

There's nothing wrong with ambition when it comes to cutting energy waste from homes. A quarter of the UK's carbon emissions come from our homes; millions suffer in cold, unhealthy properties; fuel bills are rocketing. A radical programme to slash energy waste is a no-brainer. But before last week, the furthest the Government had gone was to chuck around some vague, albeit large, numbers: the Green Deal could, it was suggested, be taken up by 14 million homes by 2020. That's nearly five thousand homes, every day, for a decade - ambitious indeed. But aspiration is one thing: cold, hard commitments on things like how many properties, to what depth of improvement, and what will happen if the policies don't live up to the hype, are all missing. This matters because uncertainty is bad for business confidence - as seen, for example, in the considerable uproar from the renewables...

Full article: http://www.businessgreen.com/bg/industry-voice-blog/20710...

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