Ecology’s Response To The Chancellor’s Autumn Statement
Yesterday Rt Hon Jeremy Hunt MP, Chancellor of the Excheqeur gave his Autumn statement to the House of Commons.
The Chancellor’s statement included the announcement of a new Energy Efficiency Taskforce (EETF), with an ambition to reduce the UK’s final energy consumption from buildings and industry by 15% by 2030 against 2021 levels.
Our Chief Executive, Gareth Griffiths, responded as follows:
“Ecology has been a longstanding campaigner for energy efficiency to be at the heart of efforts to create low carbon and healthy homes whilst reducing spiralling energy bills, so it’s potentially good news that the Government is prioritising energy savings alongside security of supply.
“The decision to set-up a new taskforce to advise the Government on energy efficiency is a long overdue step forward. The task force will need to urgently develop actionable plans to deliver a National Retrofit Strategy to kickstart the renovation revolution and make warm homes affordable for all.
“We’d like to see the taskforce advise Government how to deliver the actions laid out in the 2021 Heat and Buildings Strategy including the provision of grant funding; tightening building regulations, tackling fuel poverty and building the retrofit supply chain to support green jobs and skills.”
Published: 18 November 2022
Author: Jennifer Whiteside