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Reform VAT to help drive green home upgrades, campaigners urge

Green Alliance calls on government to end £2bn VAT subsidy on gas, which benefits well off, to help fund warm homes for poorer households Campaigners are calling for VAT to be reformed to help both accelerate the roll out of green home upgrades and reward positive consumer action to reduce waste. In a new... go to Article >

Banks launch industry standards for financing green home retrofits

28 Days ago Finance Source: Businessgreen.com

Green Home Retrofit Finance Principles spearheaded by Green Finance Institute aim to 'strengthen integrity of retrofit finance market' A group of leading banks and property industry bodies have thrown their weight behind... read more

8 Ways The Government Has Slashed Its Own Environmental Promises

9 Days ago Other Source: Huffingtonpost.co.uk

“Bounce back greener”, the “green recovery”, a government that will “lead that green industrial revolution”.  Boris Johnson’s verdant rhetoric in recent weeks – particularly in the wake of Covid-19 – certainly paints a picture of better days to... read more

'A great opportunity': Government debuts Green Homes Grant website

60 Days ago Finance Source: Businessgreen.com

Ahead of full launch of £2bn energy efficiency grant scheme next month, the government has today unveiled a revamped version of the Simple Energy Advice website Anyone planning to tackle some DIY this Bank Holiday weekend... read more

Net Zero: Boris Johnson endorses 'whole systems approach' to UK decarbonisation effort

64 Days ago Finance Source: Businessgreen.com

The Prime Minister recently wrote to the Council for Science and Technology to broadly welcome proposals for a sweeping national net zero decarbonisation programme Boris Johnson has further underscored his commitment to... read more

We want to build back not only better, but sustainably

42 Days ago Finance Source: Businessgreen.com

Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury, Kemi Badenoch, stresses that the net zero transition remains central to the government's long term strategy for the UK We have always been determined to support the transition to a... read more

Free trade, free speech, environmental free-for-all?

50 Days ago Finance Source: Businessgreen.com

From XR protests and trade board appointments to Brexit brinkmanship and transport funding, the government's triangulation on green issues points to a high stakes autumn The new season of British politics returned with a... read more

'Ambitious, achievable and beneficial': EU Commission pushes for more stretching 2030 climate target

41 Days ago Finance Source: Businessgreen.com

Commission President Ursula von der Leyen touts 55 per cent emissions reduction goal for 2030 and expanded the EU Emissions Trading Scheme in inaugural State of the Union address European Commission President Ursula von... read more

Heatwave deaths prompt renewed calls for robust UK heat risk plan

56 Days ago Finance Source: Businessgreen.com

Government accused of 'missed opportunity' to prevent deaths during recent August heatwave in England and Wales The government has been urged draw up a robust 'National Heat Risk Strategy' to tackle the growing threat hot... read more

National Infrastructure Commission: Plummeting costs mean UK should double down on renewables

77 Days ago Finance Source: Businessgreen.com

New research reveals UK could source two thirds of its power from renewables by 2030, as calls grow for government to accelerate clean energy auction pipeline The government should increase its already ambitious goals for... read more

'Significant down payment': Chancellor to unveil £3bn green building upgrade package

113 Days ago Finance Source: Businessgreen.com

Chancellor preps one year energy efficiency spending blitz, as environmental groups question government's wider green recovery ambitions Chancellor Rishi Sunak is set to announce a major new £3bn green investment plan in... read more