Housing: Carbon Emissions

Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 7th September 2020.

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Photo of Stuart Anderson Stuart Anderson Conservative, Wolverhampton South West

To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what plans he has in place to provide for additional home insulations to meet the target for net zero emissions by 2050.

Photo of Christopher Pincher Christopher Pincher Minister of State (Housing, Communities and Local Government)

The Government is committed to meeting its target of net zero emissions by 2050 with homes switching to low carbon heating and better energy efficiency playing an important part. It continues to be the Government’s ambition to improve as many homes as possible to EPC C by 2035

Our Heat and Buildings Strategy, to be published in due course, will set out the immediate actions we will take for reducing emissions from buildings.

The Government recently announced the £2 billion ‘Green Homes Grant’, under which homeowners and landlords in England can apply for a voucher to fund at least two thirds of the cost of hiring tradespeople to upgrade the energy performance of their homes. This could support more than 100,000 green jobs, upgrade more than 600,000 homes across the country, and save households hundreds of pounds a year on their energy bills.

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