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Green Deal RIBA response

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has today (14 April 2016) responded to the results of the 'Investigation into the Department of Energy & Climate Change’s loans to the Green Deal Finance Company' by the National Audit Office.

RIBA Sustainability Policy Advisor Emilia Plotka said:

"We need to urgently address the pending energy trilemma - energy security, climate change and fuel poverty. The Government must stop cutting corners with its lacklustre efforts and instead play a leading role through ambitious national energy efficiency programmes.

"The Green Deal and Energy Company Obligation suffered from a lack of political support and investment, and subsequently failed to offer a clear long-term vision for household energy efficiency while saving money. Reducing household energy demand remains the most cost-effective and permanent solution for saving money and meeting our legally binding commitment to reduce our carbon emissions."

ENDS

  1. For further press information, contact Howard Crosskey in the RIBA Press Office: howard.crosskey@riba.org 0207 307 3761
  2. The Investigation into the Department of Energy & Climate Change’s loans to the Green Deal Finance Company is available to read here: www.nao.org.uk/report/green-deal-and-energy-company-obligation
  3. The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) champions better buildings, communities and the environment through architecture and our members. www.architecture.com
  4. Follow @RIBA on Twitter for regular updates www.twitter.com/RIBA

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