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Review energy efficiency requirements on new homes

We will also review requirements on new homes.

Our Verdict

40% of the total energy usage in the UK is a result of heating and powering buildings. Growing awareness of the impact of human activity on climate change means an increasing focus on ways to reduce energy use, and housing is clearly a significant piece in that puzzle.

This policy is a promise to review energy efficiency requirements for “new homes”, so it is separate from initiatives aimed at existing homes.

In November 2017, the government launched its Industrial Strategy, which contains a series of Grand Challenges. One of those is “clean growth”, and the first “mission” the government has set itself in that area is to “at least halve the energy use of new buildings by 2030”. The mechanisms for achieving this goal have been broadly outlined and £170 million has been promised to back the project.

This promise was to “review” energy efficiency requirements on new homes. The government has done that, and come up with a strategy to halve energy use in new buildings within 12 years. On this basis we can mark this policy as ‘done’.

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