If the Green Homes Grant fiasco is any indicator of the government’s climate action, we are in trouble. Next week’s Budget must provide clarity over the future of the Green Homes Grant Scheme, writes Green Party MP Caroline Lucas.
Business Green 24th Feb 2021 read more »
The Chancellor has been sent another letter urging him to fully rollover unspent Green Homes Grant funding into 2021/22. The letter comes from the Energy Efficiency Infrastructure Group (EEIG), a coalition of industry groups, NGOs, charities and businesss, and follows on from a similar letter penned by 11 NGOs and thinktanks including Greenpeace UK and Friends of the Earth that called on the Chancellor and Prime Minister to improve the scheme over cutting the funding available for it. It follows the announcement that the unspent funds will not be rolled over, with reports also coming out last week that the scheme may in fact be shuttered next month. The £2 billion Green Homes Grant was announced last summer and is designed to provide vouchers for green home technologies such as solar thermal, heat pumps and – in the Local Authority allocation – solar PV.
Solar Power Portal 23rd Feb 2021 read more »