A leading coalition of businesses, green and fuel poverty groups has called on the UK Government’s Treasury to support a Better Buildings Investment Plan to help decarbonise the UK’s homes.
New research from the Energy Efficiency Infrastructure Group (EEIG), of which Energy Saving Trust is a member, reveals that £11.8 billion is needed this Parliament for energy efficiency and heat decarbonisation for the UK’s homes.
The group has called on the Treasury to support a nationwide green homes infrastructure plan, with investment and incentives in the Spending Review and Budget.
Incentives would include a new grant scheme to make home retrofits attractive and affordable for all homeowners, following the UK Government’s decision to scrap the Green Homes Grant earlier this year.
A long-term investment plan is needed to provide certainty for industry to invest in skills and supply chains, at the same time as providing advice and protections to support consumers with the transition to low carbon homes.