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star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-07-10
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Climate Change remove filter
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to page 11 of the report entitled, Net Zero, published by the Committee on Climate Change in May 2019 on setting a target of net zero emissions by 2050 and if he will make it his policy to set an earlier target date for reaching net zero. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stroud more like this
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Dr David Drew more like this
star this property uin 275656 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-16more like thismore than 2019-07-16
star this property answer text <p>The Committee on Climate Change make clear in their report that they do not currently consider it credible for the UK to aim to reach net-zero emissions earlier than 2050.</p><p>We have considered their advice and legislated in line with it. The UK is the first major economy in the world to set a legally binding target to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. This world-leading target will bring to an end our contribution to climate change.</p><p>Having set this target, we are calling on other countries to similarly increase their ambition.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Kingswood more like this
star this property answering member printed Chris Skidmore remove filter
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less than 2019-07-16T16:39:09.977Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-16T16:39:09.977Z
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr David Drew more like this
1137838
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star this property date less than 2019-07-09more like thismore than 2019-07-09
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Climate Change remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of climate mitigation and natural disaster recovery throughout the regions of the country in the last ten years; and what funding he plans to allocate to those matters in the next ten years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Feltham and Heston more like this
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Seema Malhotra more like this
star this property uin 275200 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-16more like thismore than 2019-07-16
star this property answer text <p>Climate change mitigation and natural disaster recovery are priorities for this government. Investment in reducing the UK’s contribution to climate change and managing its impacts can deliver benefits across the UK. This is why we have placed clean growth at the heart of our modern Industrial Strategy. Future funding decisions are a matter for the Spending Review.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Kingswood more like this
star this property answering member printed Chris Skidmore remove filter
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less than 2019-07-16T16:41:20.127Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-16T16:41:20.127Z
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Seema Malhotra more like this
1137111
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-04more like thismore than 2019-07-04
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Climate Change remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to facilitate cross-governmental co-operation on tackling climate change. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Wakefield more like this
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Mary Creagh more like this
star this property uin 911847 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-10more like thismore than 2019-07-10
star this property answer text <p>Tackling climate change is a shared endeavour between all Government departments. BEIS Ministers and officials regularly engage with their counterparts across government on clean growth matters including delivery of the Clean Growth Strategy and progress against our carbon budgets.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Kingswood more like this
star this property answering member printed Chris Skidmore remove filter
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911856 more like this
911859 more like this
911861 more like this
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less than 2019-07-10T11:23:58.353Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-10T11:23:58.353Z
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mary Creagh more like this
1137112
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star this property date less than 2019-07-04more like thismore than 2019-07-04
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Climate Change remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to facilitate cross-governmental co-operation on tackling climate change. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Norwich South more like this
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Clive Lewis more like this
star this property uin 911859 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-10more like thismore than 2019-07-10
star this property answer text <p>Tackling climate change is a shared endeavour between all Government departments. BEIS Ministers and officials regularly engage with their counterparts across government on clean growth matters including delivery of the Clean Growth Strategy and progress against our carbon budgets.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Kingswood more like this
star this property answering member printed Chris Skidmore remove filter
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911847 more like this
911856 more like this
911861 more like this
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less than 2019-07-10T11:23:58.447Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-10T11:23:58.447Z
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Clive Lewis more like this
1137110
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-03more like thismore than 2019-07-03
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Climate Change remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to facilitate cross-governmental co-operation on tackling climate change. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Greenwich and Woolwich more like this
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Matthew Pennycook more like this
star this property uin 911856 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-10more like thismore than 2019-07-10
star this property answer text <p>Tackling climate change is a shared endeavour between all Government departments. BEIS Ministers and officials regularly engage with their counterparts across government on clean growth matters including delivery of the Clean Growth Strategy and progress against our carbon budgets.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Kingswood more like this
star this property answering member printed Chris Skidmore remove filter
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911847 more like this
911859 more like this
911861 more like this
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less than 2019-07-10T11:23:58.413Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-10T11:23:58.413Z
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Matthew Pennycook more like this
1136234
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star this property date less than 2019-07-02more like thismore than 2019-07-02
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Climate Change remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to (a) end subsidies to the fossil fuel-based energy industry, (b) phase out fossil fuel-based energy infrastructure and (c) accelerate the transition to a clean energy economy within the 11-year timeframe set out in the IPCC report to limit temperature rise this century to 1.5 degrees Celsius published on 8 October 2018. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Feltham and Heston more like this
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Seema Malhotra more like this
star this property uin 272194 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-09more like thismore than 2019-07-09
star this property answer text <p>Climate change is one of the most urgent and pressing challenges we face today, and the UK is committed to tackling it. We have set a new net zero greenhouse gas emissions target for the UK, to be delivered by 2050. This world-leading target will bring to an end our contribution to climate change, and makes us the first major economy to legislate for net zero emissions.</p><p> </p><p>We are taking steps to reduce dependence on fossil fuels. We project that oil and gas will play a smaller role in meeting the UK’s demand for energy over time, although there will continue to be a need for oil and gas as we transition to a low-carbon economy. We have committed to introducing legislation to phase out unabated coal-fired power generation in Great Britain from 1 October 2025 whilst supporting renewables. UK-wide coal consumption is now at its lowest recorded level since the start of the industrial revolution and over half of our electricity came from low carbon sources last year.</p><p> </p><p>The UK uses a definition of fossil fuel subsidies developed with the EC and other G20 EU Member States to respond to the G20 commitment to phase out such subsidies. The definition, based on the approach of the International Energy Agency, is –<em> “A fossil-fuel subsidy is any government measure or program with the objective or direct consequence of reducing below world-market prices, including all costs of transport, refining and distribution, the effective cost for fossil fuels paid by final consumers, or of reducing the costs or increasing the revenues of fossil-fuel producing companies.” </em>The UK has no fossil fuel subsidies.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Kingswood more like this
star this property answering member printed Chris Skidmore remove filter
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less than 2019-07-09T15:19:23.12Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-09T15:19:23.12Z
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Seema Malhotra more like this
1136236
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star this property date less than 2019-07-02more like thismore than 2019-07-02
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Climate Change remove filter
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy, what assessment his Department has made of the potential effect of pursuing the target of net zero emissions by 2050 on historically economically marginalised communities; and what steps his Department has taken to ensure that policies to achieve the net zero target account for the needs of (a) workers in carbon-intensive industries and (b) historically economically marginalised communities. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Feltham and Heston more like this
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Seema Malhotra more like this
star this property uin 272195 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-09more like thismore than 2019-07-09
star this property answer text <p>The transition to a clean, low carbon economy can help give us towns and cities with cleaner air and warmer homes with lower bills, while growing our economy and supporting new jobs in growing low carbon industries – already there are almost 400,000 jobs in low carbon business and their supply chains. By one estimate this could grow to 2 million jobs in 2030.</p><p> </p><p>But as our economy changes we must make sure that this growth is inclusive, benefits people right across the UK, supporting workers as industries change and ensuring the costs as well as the benefits are shared fairly, protecting consumers, workers and businesses. The Offshore Wind Sector Deal sets out that offshore wind could support 27,000 jobs across the UK by 2030. With the industry committed to sourcing 60% total lifetime UK content and increasing UK content in the capital expenditure phase, there will also be a need for highly skilled workers in manufacturing areas throughout the supply chain. The sector will also bolster regional clusters by working with local, regional, and devolved government and economic development agencies.</p><p> </p><p>That is why we have announced that HM Treasury will be conducting a review into the costs of decarbonisation, including how to achieve this transition in a way that works for households, businesses and public finances, and the implications for UK competitiveness.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Kingswood more like this
star this property answering member printed Chris Skidmore remove filter
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less than 2019-07-09T15:19:29.767Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-09T15:19:29.767Z
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Seema Malhotra more like this
1135200
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star this property date less than 2019-06-27more like thismore than 2019-06-27
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Climate Change remove filter
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will list the organisations from the (a) medical sector and (b) scientific community that have contacted his Department calling for a net zero target (i) by 2030 and (ii) by any other date earlier than 2050. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stroud more like this
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Dr David Drew more like this
star this property uin 270243 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-03more like thismore than 2019-07-03
star this property answer text <p>I refer the hon. Member to the answers I gave him on 18th June to Question <a href="https://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-question/Commons/2019-06-10/262226/" target="_blank">262226</a> and on 25th June to Question <a href="https://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-question/Commons/2019-06-19/266627/" target="_blank">266627</a>.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Kingswood more like this
star this property answering member printed Chris Skidmore remove filter
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less than 2019-07-03T15:41:44.463Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-03T15:41:44.463Z
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr David Drew more like this
1135202
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star this property date less than 2019-06-27more like thismore than 2019-06-27
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to his Answer of 25 June 2019 to Question 266626 on Climate Change, whether any of those councils have set a target of net zero by (a) 2030 and (b) any other date earlier than 2050. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stroud more like this
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Dr David Drew more like this
star this property uin 270244 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-03more like thismore than 2019-07-03
star this property answer text <p>The Department does not maintain a central record of councils that have set a target of net zero by these dates.</p><p> </p><p>The Government welcomes the actions of Local Authorities to tackle climate change and reduce greenhouse gas emissions locally. We have always been clear that to achieve our climate targets it will take significant ambition at all levels.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Kingswood more like this
star this property answering member printed Chris Skidmore remove filter
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less than 2019-07-03T15:41:55.587Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-03T15:41:55.587Z
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr David Drew more like this
1135206
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star this property date less than 2019-06-27more like thismore than 2019-06-27
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps (a) he is taking and (b) proposes to take to ensure that energy efficiency in buildings is adequate to ensure that the target of net zero by 2050 is met. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stroud more like this
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Dr David Drew more like this
star this property uin 270245 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-03more like thismore than 2019-07-03
star this property answer text <p>The UK has a good track record in energy efficiency. In the latest International Energy Efficiency Scorecard[1], the UK is ranked 4th in the world and scores very highly on buildings. Since 1990 we have improved the energy efficiency of non-domestic buildings, including public sector buildings, with respective emissions 18 per cent[2] and 40 per cent[3] lower in 2015.</p><p> </p><p>Building energy efficiency policy forms a key part of our Clean Growth Strategy where we have set ambitious targets for non-domestic buildings:</p><ul><li>Non-domestic buildings are targeted as part of our commitment to reduce business energy use by 20% by 2030. Various schemes are in place for businesses to improve their energy use such as the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS),and the Boosting Access for SMEs to Energy Efficiency (BASEE) and the Non-Domestic Smart Energy Management innovation competitions.</li><li>We already have regulations in place that set minimum energy performance standards for buildings in the private rented sector. A building is required to have an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) band E or better before being let. We are working to further tighten the minimum standards to deliver additional energy and carbon savings in the non-domestic sector.</li><li>We will look to take similar steps across the non-domestic owner occupier and new build stock. As part of that process, my Department is working with MHCLG to identify opportunities for driving further energy efficiency improvements in new and existing buildings through a consultation on Part L of the Building Regulations this year.</li><li>Following the launch of the Buildings Mission, we have commissioned research to understand how to halve the energy use of new buildings by 2030 and to halve the cost of retrofitting existing buildings to the same standard in the same timeframe.</li><li>By 2025 the government will introduce a Future Homes Standard for new build homes to be future-proofed with low carbon heating and world leading levels of energy efficiency, to create healthy homes that are fit for the future, have low energy bills, and are better for the environment. We will provide additional details of the planned introduction of the Future Homes Standard within the 2019 consultation on the energy efficiency standards of the Building Regulations.</li><li>We have committed to introduce a new scheme to help small businesses to improve the way they use energy and help them save money on their bills and reduce carbon emissions.</li><li>In response to a recommendation from the Green Finance Taskforce, we are working with partners to determine the steps necessary for landlords and businesses to understand and, potentially disclose operational energy use. This will not only help businesses reduce their energy use in the existing stock but will also be a key enabler in delivering the Buildings Mission.</li></ul><ul><li>We’re supporting a range of energy measures in public buildings through the Public Sector Energy Efficiency Loan Scheme. This funding, managed by Salix Finance, has delivered over 17,000 projects to date, improving energy performance in a range of buildings including schools and hospitals.</li></ul><p>Progress will be kept under review to ensure we achieve net zero by 2050 and consider what further action will be required across sectors to deliver this.</p><p>[1] ACEE, ‘The 2018 International Energy Efficiency Scorecard’, 2018 <a href="https://aceee.org/research-report/i1801" target="_blank">https://aceee.org/research-report/i1801</a></p><p>[2] BEIS (2017) Final UK greenhouse gas emissions national statistics: 1990-2015 <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/final-uk-greenhouse-gas-emissions-national-statistics-1990-2015" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/final-uk-greenhouse-gas-emissions-national-statistics-1990-2015</a></p><p>[3] Compared to 2015 levels. Sustainable Development Unit (2016) Sustainable Development in Health and Care Report – Health Check 2016 <a href="https://www.sduhealth.org.uk/policy-strategy/reporting/sustainable-development-in-health-and-care-report-2016.aspx" target="_blank">https://www.sduhealth.org.uk/policy-strategy/reporting/sustainable-development-in-health-and-care-report-2016.aspx</a></p>
star this property answering member constituency Kingswood more like this
star this property answering member printed Chris Skidmore remove filter
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less than 2019-07-03T15:42:06.317Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-03T15:42:06.317Z
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr David Drew more like this