Although Covid-19 has dominated global and national headlines in 2020, the ongoing prospect of climate change is also being taken seriously by policy makers.
The Government has just issued a 10-point plan for a ‘green industrial revolution’, which will aim to help tackle climate change by getting the UK to net zero carbon emissions by 2050.
The 2030 ban on internal combustion engine vehicle sales in the plan is clearly a positive step, but collaboration between industry, government and DNOs will be vital to make it work.
The extension of the Green Homes Grant was a useful response, but there is much work to be done to enable a skilled and trained workforce that can deliver results. Meanwhile, we look forward to more detail on how the 10 point plan will be achieved, in addition to the release of the energy white paper and the next iteration of the Building Regulations and the Future Homes Standard, both of which will be key to future carbon reductions.