decarbonisation

Government considering proposals on whole-life carbon for buildings

The government is considering proposals from the Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) on decarbonising the built environment. The EAC report, Building to net zero: costing carbon in construction, published in May 2022, said the proposal has the potential to address the source of 25% of the UK’s greenhouse gas emissions. The government has said it will […]

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Help to Heat funding announced

The government has announced £700 million Home Upgrade Grant (HUG) funding, as part of the latest Help to Heat package. Up to £1.5 billion is being made available through both the Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund and Home Upgrade Grant schemes, allowing social housing providers and local authorities to submit bids for funding. Local authorities are […]

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DIGITAL FESTIVAL: Decarbonising Healthcare Buildings

Our next series of digital events will look at decarbonising healthcare buildings. In October 2020, the NHS became the world’s first health service to commit to reaching carbon net zero, with two evidence-based targets including being net zero carbon by 2040 in line with the UK Government’s target for the country to become net zero […]

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Second wave of SHDF launches

Wave 2.1 of the Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund (SHDF) has been launched. Application submission details will be available some time in October, according to BEIS. The funding will support upgrading social housing stock that. is currently below Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) C up to that standard. Wave 2.1 of the competition will allocate up to […]

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Government review into net zero begins

The government has launched its review into the delivery of net zero climate commitments, to be led by Chris Skidmore MP. The review comes a year after the government published its Net Zero Strategy. In June 2022, the Climate Change Committee (CCC) published its progress report, with the headline “Current programmes will not deliver Net […]

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Second decarbonising social housing event announced

Due to the high demand for our Decarbonising Social Housing festival earlier this month, we’re adding another one to our calendar of digital events taking place this year. elemental’s first digital festival in our autumn series took place, focussing on how social landlords can keep fuel bills under control for their tenants with retrofit programmes. […]

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Energy UK publishes ECO+ plan to drive efficiency

Energy UK has published proposals for a new energy-efficiency scheme which would cut energy bills and boost economic growth. The new report – ECO+: The energy industry’s proposal for powering up the domestic energy efficiency market –  outlines how energy suppliers could deliver government-subsidised measures, such as loft, cavity wall and solid wall insulation, creating […]

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