Lords Reject Government decision to scrap zero carbon homes

The Government’s efforts to cut back on regulation and standards, linked to zero carbon homes, have been defeated by the House of Lords. The Peers urged the Government to revert back to the previous long standing commitment of building zero carbon homes.

The new amendment to the Housing and Planning Bill was voted on Monday 25th April 2016 where it won approval by 48 votes during the Lord ‘report stage’. It called upon the Secretary of State to ensure “that all new homes in England built from 1st April 2018 achieve the carbon compliance standard”.

Elmhurst Energy fully supports those Peers that call to re-instate the zero carbon standards as it not only helps the UK meet its emissions targets but also lowers the fuel bills for home owners.

Stuart Fairlie – Head of Technical

For details of the vote: http://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/business-papers/lords/lords-divisions/?date=2016-Apr-25&itemId=1&session=2015-May-18

As reported by Elmhurst last summer http://www.elmhurstenergy.co.uk/news/2015/scrapping-of-zero-carbon-homes-and-allowable-solutions

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