As the Government prepares to publish its Clean Growth Plan, a major alliance¹ has called for an ambitious new infrastructure programme to help to decarbonise the UK’s buildings and, in the process, boost the economy.

With one-third of UK carbon emissions coming from buildings, the report, “Affordable Warmth, Clean Growth”, recommends a comprehensive Buildings Energy Infrastructure Programme and dedicated delivery agency to achieve major energy savings and de-carbonise the UK heating supply. Prepared by leading consultancy Frontier Economics, it sets out an action plan to make all homes energy efficient within 20 years.