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Various 'Green' News Items of Interest


Why are we 2nd worst in Europe for heat pump installations?  Why does the government continue to fund gas boilers? What are Bristol doing that perhaps we should? What should Local Authorities be doing? And why doesn't the Government understand.

We definitely don't have all the answers, but we have some great articles that discuss some of the issues.

'Retrofit Review' Articles 

Fewer heat pumps are sold and installed in the UK than almost any other country in Europe

Only Hungary has a worse record on rolling out green home heating…


'Wasteful and baffling': Government urged to stop funding gas boilers

All subsidies for heating systems that undermine the UK's climate goals must come to an end, analysts warn…


Bristol commits to tough green standards for new housing

It's difficult to overstate the importance of retrofitting new buildings and ensuring new ones are made to strict green building standards – which is why Bristol's environmentalists may now have a cause to celebrate…


Working together for a Green Recovery

Russell Smith, Director of RetrofitWorks, looks at why local authorities are in pole position when it comes to tackling the climate crisis…


Government has 'no understanding' of councils' net zero challenge

The government has "no understanding" of the scale of funding required by local authorities to reach net zero, councillors have told MPs…


Transforming Infrastructure Performance: Roadmap to 2030

"…We want our industry partners to bring forward innovative solutions that accelerate progress, to consistently deploy new technologies to improve project performance and to invest in the skills and training that will build our future workforce…"

Government's Policy Paper - details retrofitting existing buildings to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions…


Retrofit internal wall insulation: best practice

Guidance for designers, surveyors, project managers and installers about retrofit internal wall insulation…


ICYMI: Housing Retrofit Handbook for LA's

Housing retrofit is a complicated and risk-laden challenge, and net-zero is just one priority of the many social economic and environmental priorities each council faces. Yet we know that without concerted public sector intervention to address domestic energy efficiency, legally-binding national and local net-zero targets will be missed.

Local Partnerships was commissioned by BEIS via the five Regional Energy Hubs to produce this Local Authority Housing Retrofit Handbook to provide practical advice to local authorities in England. It brings existing resources together in one place and gives a suggested order in which to work through this material…


Good homes for all: A proposal to fix England's housing

This final report from the Good Home Inquiry examines the problem of unsuitable and low-quality housing in England's existing housing stock…


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