As the Government begins its post-lockdown recovery and seeks to ‘build back greener’ we believe policy must be informed by the net-zero carbon targets. The Green Homes Grant, due to begin at the end of September, is the first step towards meeting these targets as part of the green recovery.
The heating of domestic buildings accounts for around a fifth of the UK’s greenhouse gas emissions, and the Green Homes Grant, which will provide funding for energy-efficient measures, is a positive move towards reducing these emissions. Through the scheme, the Government is committing £2bn spend to helping homeowners improve the energy-efficiency of their homes and adopt low-carbon heating.
As experienced installers of low-carbon heating systems, we welcome the Green Home Grant’s emphasis on low-carbon heating and the opportunity for homeowners to invest in a heat pump and benefit from low running costs. An air or ground source heat pump significantly reduces the carbon footprint of a property by drawing heat from the air or ground to heat your home.
If you are interested in making the most of the Green Homes Grant and switching to low-carbon heating, get a quote or give us a call on 0800 988 3188.
Carbon Brief have found that to meet the UK’s carbon targets CO2 emissions need to be cut by another 31% by 2030, compared to the 29% achieved over the last decade.
It’s great to see that renewable energy is having an impact with regards to cutting emissions with renewables providing more electricity than fossil fuels for the first time in the UK’s history, in 2019. While great strides are being made in the power sector; carbon emissions from coal have fallen by 80% over the past decade; there is still a way to go as emissions from gas are only down 20% and oil by just 6%. Along with other measures, a switch to low-carbon heating is required in order for us to meet our emissions targets.