Government rebuked by climate advisers over heating strategy – Greenpeace reaction


Commenting on the Climate Change Committee warning that the UK government’s strategy to get our homes and buildings off gas has both funding and policy gaps, Rosie Rogers, head of energy at Greenpeace UK, said:

“Until our gas-guzzling homes kick their fossil fuel habits, the UK will continue to waste money on expensive gas imports. Recent weeks have shown just how untenable that is and just how important it is that we change it. The government must view fixing our cold, draughty homes as the frontline of our attempts to get off gas and boost our energy security. Plugging the gaps highlighted by the government advisers with extra support, particularly for home insulation and heat pumps, are what this moment needs. The Spring Statement offers the Chancellor the opportunity to answer the call and roll out an Emergency Energy Package to get our country off gas as soon as possible.”


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