The Commons BEIS Committee published Energy Efficiency: Building Towards Net Zero on Friday 12 July. Committee members concluded that a “major upgrade of the energy performance of the UK’s entire building stock will be a fundamental pillar of any credible strategy to reach net zero emissions, to address fuel poverty and cut energy bills”. They recommended that the average annual rate at which homes undertake significant energy performance improvements in the UK needs to increase by a factor of seven. The BEIS Committee also highlighted the disparity between money invested per capita to support household energy efficiency improvements in England compared to the rest of the UK. Additionally, it recommended that BEIS strongly make the case to the Treasury ahead of the Spending Review to guarantee adequate investment to resuscitate efforts to meet the EPC target.

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