Commenting on the Government’s announcement on energy efficiency spending Energy UK’s Chief Executive, Emma Pinckbeck, said:
“It’s good to see the Government recognise that energy efficiency is critical to delivering their own Net Zero target, and that the local authority scheme under the Green Homes Grant was working well.
“However there was real enthusiasm from the public for the Green Homes Grant, and scrapping it before it got off the ground will undermine trust. Secondly, £300m is not enough to close the gap with the Government’s own net zero target.
“We must see further action if we are to decarbonise our homes so we hope to see bold commitments in line with the scale of the challenge in the forthcoming Heat and Buildings Strategy.”