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."
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- 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
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