Menu

Login to access your account

Sun, 17 January 2021

Personalise Your Politics

Subscribe now
The House Live All
Environment
Environment
Environment
Environment
Environment
Press releases

The Green Homes Grant must be the first step in a longer-term, Government-led buildings energy efficiency and decarbonisation plan

Sarah Kostense-Winterton, Executive Director | Mineral Wool Insulation Manufacturers Association

1 min read

The goal must be to ensure future new builds are safe, efficient, resilient, and perform as intended whilst avoiding significant unintended consequences in terms of poor quality installations and short-term boom and bust in the energy efficiency market.

Energy efficiency upgrades can make a big difference to people’s lives, both in terms of improved comfort, health and safety at home, but also by guarding against escalating energy bills during a time when many have lost their jobs or seen their incomes fall.

Whilst we wait for the granular detail from BEIS of the Green Home Grants scheme, what is clear is that the Government has demonstrated that it recognises the importance of building energy efficiency as part of the nation’s Green Recovery. The GHG must be one of a number of first steps in a longer-term, Government-led buildings energy efficiency and decarbonisation plan. Such long-term planning is vital for businesses to have the confidence to invest at the necessary level.

Of course, the goal must be to ensure future new builds are safe, efficient, resilient, and perform as intended whilst avoiding significant unintended consequences in terms of poor quality installations and short-term boom and bust in the energy efficiency market.”

Categories

Environment Economy
Associated Organisation
Partner Content
Inclusive Capitalism

The next decade holds big challenges and it rarely has it been so important to show that capitalism and social progress aren’t opposing forces. Quite the opposite. All it takes is a longer-term view, a more inclusive attitude and for everyone to take that first step.

Find out more