Scrapping zero carbon home target “harmful to industry”

More than 200 businesses have written to chancellor George Osborne urging him to reconsider the government’s decision to abandon the zero carbon homes target.

Signatories include the British Property Federation, E.ON, Kingspan Insulation, Lendlease, Tata Steel and Willmott Dixon. 

The letter states that the property and energy-efficiency sectors have invested “tens of millions of pounds” in research and development to meet the target, and says the u-turn has undermined industry confidence in government.

It also warns that the decision will curtail investment in British innovation and manufacturing. There is no ...

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