DCLG plans to dilute Zero Carbon Homes policy and repeal the Planning & Energy Act will lead to higher energy bills for new homes – Originally Published Nov 2013
This report reviews the Government’s history of commitment to zero carbon buildings, including DCLG’s original case – now apparently abandoned – that any increase in capital costs caused by regulation can be passed back by housebuilders to the sellers of land. This report also maps how the commitment to zero carbon has been progressively watered down and challenges DCLG claims that higher standards will directly reduce the number of homes built.
To find out more on this topic download our Green Energy Broadsheet to find out the DCLG policies that stand to make fuel bills worse. Please also visit the ‘Homes fit for the future?’ paper.
To find out more on this topic download our Green Energy Broadsheet to see the DCLG policies that stand to make fuel bills worse. Please also see our press release on the repeal/amendment of the Planning and Energy Act 2008.