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Only 20% of schools will be net zero compliant by 2050, warns EAC

The Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) has warned that the Department for Education is at risk of not delivering on its own sustainability commitments and targets.

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EAC calls for “war effort” on energy efficiency to reduce household bills

The Environmental Audit Committee has set out how the UK can accelerate the transition away from fossil fuels , calling for a national mobilisation, or “war effort”, on energy efficiency. The report outlines that the Energy Price Guarantee has saved four million households from spending 10% of their income on energy this January, but the […]

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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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Inquiry launched into sustainability of built environment

The Environmental Audit Committee has launched a consultation into the sustainability of the built environment, and how to manage its environmental impact. Closing on 15th May, it will look at the best routes to Net Zero, from low carbon materials through to policies to minimise the whole life carbon impact of new buildings. The inquiry […]

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Environmental Audit Committee says urgent action needed on existing housing stock

The Government is failing to grasp the enormous challenge of decarbonising the UK’s housing stock, the Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) has warned. In its latest report, Energy Efficiency of Existing Homes, the EAC states that the Government’s legally enshrined target to be net zero carbon by 2050 will hit a roadblock unless urgent action is […]

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