A December poll by Find Energy Savings suggest it is the under 40’s that are struggling the most to heat their homes. In an article for Adjacent Government John Perry, Policy Adviser at the Chartered Institute of Housing discusses housings role in reducing fuel poverty. With new research showing more than 80 per cent of the world’s known coal reserves need to stay in the ground to avoid dangerous climate change, this will no doubt have an impact on energy prices. The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) have released data indicating that around 95% (7.6m) of solid walled homes still need to be insulated. The 10th Annual Next Generation Report evaluates progress in delivering sustainable development.
In the lead up to the General Election the Green Deal comes under fire. Parity Projects in their article say “EPCs and GDARs are applied at times when people least want to look at them, and there is a strong chance that they are inaccurate.” A mystery shopper of customer experiences‘ has been completed on Green Deal assessments. The survey was with 48 households and provides analysis of variability across Green Deal Assessment Reports of 29 properties, so although not representative gives an indication. DECC have also published Foundations in place: The ECO and Green Deal Annual Report 2013/14.
By international standards London is a green capital and now there is a campaign to make London the world’s first National Park City.
An interactive map showing the current extent of England’s Greenbelt has been published.