24 Jun '14, 10am

Home energy efficiency must be a “national infrastructure priority”, major coalition urges @UKGBC @SEA_Social

In an open letter to Lord Deighton, Commercial Secretary to the Treasury, the heads of environmental groups, charities, membership organisations and trade associations warn that the UK’s homes are among the “coldest and draughtiest in Europe” resulting in high energy bills and “one of the worst records on fuel poverty and preventable winter deaths”. They argue that Government should direct £3-4 billion a year in capital investment to fund a significant programme of energy efficiency to transform the UK’s aging housing stock. This investment would address market failures and leverage substantial additional private investment. Treasury estimates annual capital investment in infrastructure at £45billion per year (see notes to editors). The leaders write: “Domestic energy efficiency is one of the most cost effective ways to achieve the Government’s three strategic priorities f...

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