CCC welcomes Government commitments to new low-carbon homes and green gas

14 Mar 2019 12:46 PM

The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) welcomes news that the UK Government intends to implement a series of measures to help reduce the UK’s greenhouse gas emissions and tackle climate change.

The policies and consultations, announced in the Chancellor’s Spring Statement yesterday, include:

Responding to the announcements, CCC Chief Executive, Chris Stark, yesterday said:

“I welcome the climate measures in the Chancellor’s Spring Statement and I’m particularly pleased to see the focus on reducing emissions from UK homes. The fossil fuels we burn to keep our homes warm are a significant chunk of UK emissions – we need a credible plan to tackle them. Today’s commitment to phase out fossil-fuelled heating in new homes by 2025 is in line with the Committee’s recent recommendation. It represents a genuine step forward in reducing UK emissions. Plans to consult on cleaning up the UK’s gas supply also get a thumbs up from the Committee – we have been calling for the Government to consider the use of alternative, ‘greener’ gases for some time. Taken together, these are positive steps from the Chancellor.”