LGA responds to MP survey on home heating

“We have set out ambitious proposals for councils to be given the right powers and investment to retrofit over 1,000 homes a day with low-carbon efficiency measures by 2030, which could reduce energy bills by nearly £700 million a year."


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Responding to a YouGov survey, commissioned by MCS Charitable Foundation, which found MPs want government to scale up the home heating revolution, Cllr David Renard, Local Government Association housing and environment spokesperson, said:

“As the COP26 agreement recognised, local government has a fundamental role to play in tackling climate change.

“We have set out ambitious proposals for councils to be given the right powers and investment to retrofit over 1,000 homes a day with low-carbon efficiency measures by 2030, which could reduce energy bills by nearly £700 million a year. This could be a significant step towards the Government’s ambition of achieving net-zero.

“By targeting heat pump deployment through council-owned stock, this would also provide certainty and confidence in the market and help develop the supply chain.”