Sunday, 1 November 2009

Conservatives' 'Green Deal' will tackle carbon emissions from our homes

Spotted on Hargould - Building and Construction Exhibitions newsletter:

"WWF-UK and the UK Green Building Council welcome new plans to be unveiled by the Conservatives today that will tackle carbon emissions from our homes, and help homeowners reduce their energy bills. The Conservatives’ ‘Green Deal’ acknowledges the urgent need to reduce emissions from the housing sector, and will make low-carbon refurbishment more accessible for the majority of households."

The report goes on to reveal some pretty big statistics...

"As part of the move to a low-carbon economy, it is vital that the UK slashes emissions from the domestic housing sector by at least 80 per cent by 2050. The UK’s housing stock is currently responsible for 26 per cent of our total carbon emissions, and the average household in Britain emits over six tonnes of CO2 every year."

Good news comes in how the Conservative Party proposes to curtail these emissions...

"To date, Government steps to curtail these emissions have concentrated on the basics – filling cavity walls, and insulating lofts – but more advanced measures are urgently needed on over 8 million homes which are more expensive to treat, but offer the greatest potential for CO2 reduction. The Conservatives’ proposal of £6500 per household is a great start, and we will need to build on this and expand this level of funding, if the UK is to meet its carbon reduction targets."

To read the full article at including contributions from Paul King, Chief Executive of the UK Green Building Council and Colin Butfield, Head of Campaigns at WWF-UK, please click here.

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