Skidmore Review welcomed by UKGBC

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The UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) welcomes the findings of ‘Mission Zero’, a rapid review by the former Energy Minister Chris Skidmore MP, which calls on the Government to recognise that there is no future economy but a green economy.

Julie Hirigoyen, Chief Executive at UKGBC said: “The Skidmore Review rightly recognises the enormous economic prize of jobs, growth, and innovation on offer if the UK takes proactive action to seize the opportunities of net zero. Our members and partners across the industry are resoundingly consistent and committed to working at speed and scale to deliver a decarbonised, net zero built environment and reaping the economic and growth opportunities that this brings.

We welcome the range of recommendations in the Review to support the decarbonisation of our homes, buildings, communities and cities. Many of our members would even support going further in several areas, including legislating for net zero alignment through the Levelling Up and Regeneration Bill, requiring solar power on new homes, and an end date for new fossil fuel boilers in homes by 2028.

We urge the Government to decisively take forward the recommendations so that the UK can accelerate progress toward net zero and embrace this era of opportunity at a time when our economy needs it most acutely.”

Read UKGBC’s initial response to the review here.

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