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How Sunak's back-pedalling on net zero could damage efforts to decarbonise Britain's homes

By Ludovica Gazze, Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics, University of Warwick
Rishi Sunak, the UK prime minister, has announced his government will scrap or delay a number of measures designed to help the UK reach net zero by 2050, with a particular focus on housing. This includes getting rid of impending requirements for landlords and property owners to upgrade the energy efficiency of their homes with insulation and other measures. And the ban on installing gas boilers in new homes will be pushed from 2025 until 2035.

Instead, the government will rely more heavily on schemes to encourage people to make energy-efficiency improvements, such as grants to replace…The Conversation

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