Department for Energy Security and Net Zero written question – answered on 1st March 2023.
To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, when a plan to develop building retrofit skills will be published; and how that plan will integrate with the aims and objectives of the planned energy efficiency taskforce.
The Construction Industry Training Board report estimated that 12,000 workers would need to be trained each year to 2025 to improve the fabric energy efficiency of every building in the country. We are investing in retrofit skills through our £9.2m home decarbonisation skills competition.
At present we do not intend to publish a plan for building retrofit skills. However an area of focus for the new Energy Efficiency Taskforce (EETF) will be to stimulate the supply chain to address and increase investment, reduce skills gaps and accelerate pathways to accreditation. The first meeting of the EETF will be held in March.
The Terms of Reference for the EETF can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/energy-efficiency-taskforce-terms-of-reference/energy-efficiency-taskforce-terms-of-reference.
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