Low carbon buildings sector urges government to publish climate action plan

Thirty construction, heating and energy efficiency firms have written to the business and energy secretary to publish the government’s long-awaited clean growth plan.

The plan would outline the government’s next steps towards meeting the carbon budgets. It was previously known as the emissions reduction plan and was due to be published by the end of 2016. Energy minister Jesse Norman last week refused to be drawn on when the plan might be published, telling a parliamentary committee only that it would be ‘in due course’.

More than 40% of UK energy is used to heat buildings, according to the Committee on Climate Change. However, businesses and trade bodies, including Arup, Kingfisher, Association ...

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