Demanding a Better Bill campaign challenges government on energy targets

The government’s Energy Bill doesn’t go far enough and needs to be much more ambitious,says a campaign seeks to encourage the government to improve their plans.

The Federation of Master Builders (FMB) and the WWF have joined forces and launched a scathing attack on the Energy Bill. They have created the “Demanding a Better Bill” campaign and wants the government to define its ambitions for the Green Deal, and let the public know how they plan to achieve their goals.

The Green Deal is a part of the Energy Bill and involves making all new homes more energy efficient and low-carbon before 2016. It’s all about creating a low-carbon future for the UK and capitalising on green energy, as the government states it wants to become the greenest ever.

The FMB’s Director General Richard Diment said that, “time is running out if the Government is to succeed in its aim to upgrade 14 million homes over the next nine years. To do this, work would need to be completed at the rate of 1.5 million homes a year – almost 30,000 a week.”

The FMB want to see incentives like VAT cut on energy efficient improvements and council tax reduced for the retrofitted homes put in place, to ensure that the Green Deal is a success.

The FMB’s partnership with the WWF comes a week after the WWF resigned from the Zero Carbon taskforce group, claiming that they “could no longer support” the government after they changed their policy and zero-carbon homes. George Osborne announcing the government were abandoning their plans for zero-carbon homes in last month’s Budget for 2011.

What do you think about the government’s plans for the Energy Bill – are they ambitious enough? Let us know at all the usual places, on here or on the Train4TradeSkills Facebook and Twitter pages.

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Posted on April 7, 2011, in construction jobs, construction news, train4tradeskills and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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