Further calls have come in ahead of next week’s Budget for the Chancellor to not curtail the Green Homes Grant scheme. This latest letter has been signed by 19 organisations representing or working within the energy efficiency and low carbon heat sector, including Solar Energy UK, the Association for Decentralised Energy (ADE), the National Insulation Association, the Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) and the Association for Renewable Energy and Clean Technology (REA). It stated that premature closure of the Green Homes Grant Scheme would “put jobs in jeopardy, dash the dreams of homeowners and put the UK’s net zero target at significant risk”. This follows reports that the scheme – which is designed to provide vouchers for green home technologies such as solar thermal, heat pumps and solar PV in the Local Authority allocation – is to close early in March 2021. The letter details how the scheme has “proved incredibly popular with the public”, with pent up demand to improve homes, reduce energy costs and contribute to tackling climate change being unlocked.
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