World News – GB – New grant of £ 10,000 to help make homes more energy efficient


Posted: 2:31 AM EDT September 30, 2020 | Updated: 2:35 a.m. EDT September 30, 2020

Households will be able to apply for grants to help make their homes more energy efficient starting today, as part of a £ 3 billion government initiative to improve energy efficiency

The £ 2bn Green Home Grant program will allow the government to fund up to two-thirds of the cost of home renovations, up to £ 10,000

Low-income homeowners are eligible for grants of up to £ 10,000 covering the full cost of the work

This ranges from insulating walls, floors and roofs, installing double or triple glazing in place of single glazing and installing low carbon heaters like gas pumps. heat

Households will be able to apply for grants to help make their homes more energy efficient from today, as part of a £ 3 billion government initiative to improve energy efficiency

Ministers say the scheme will also help households save up to £ 600 per year on their energy bills, reduce carbon emissions from buildings and support 100,000 local trades jobs across the Kingdom -United

Of the £ 2bn in funding for the program, £ 500m will go to local authorities to provide green improvements to the homes of low-income people

The green house grant is part of a larger building upgrade program, which also includes £ 1 billion to improve the energy efficiency of public buildings such as schools and hospitals

And the proposals released by the government aim to improve the energy efficiency of rented homes by requiring landlords to achieve an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) C for properties by 2028

The government has said the move could save nearly three million homes an average of £ 220 per year on their annual bills and lift 900,000 homes out of fuel poverty

According to the plans, the money homeowners would need to invest to meet the standard for energy efficient homes would be capped at £ 10,000 and they could take advantage of the Green Home Grant

Business and Energy Secretary Alok Sharma said: ‘Our plan to modernize the country’s buildings and help build back better is good news for jobs, the environment and the pockets of the population, because we reduce emissions and help reduce energy bills

Chancellor Rishi Sunak said the program was part of the government’s promise to create jobs and protect the environment

‘I urge everyone to visit the Green Home Grants website to see how they can get the most out of this fantastic program’

Chancellor Rishi Sunak said: ‘We have pledged to support jobs and protect the environment – and the Green Homes Grant is keeping its promises

‘We are giving homeowners, landlords and local authorities the financing they need to hire local artisans and make our homes more energy efficient By supporting the men and women of the green van, we will save money , save jobs and save the planet ‘

But shadow Labor Energy Minister Alan Whitehead said: ‘Any money invested in making our homes more energy efficient and better insulated is welcome and it is good that the government has finally recognized that funds are necessary to achieve this

‘But this program really is a dog breakfast that could have been so much better for making the real, long-term changes in home energy efficiency that are desperately needed

‘Rather than boom and bust, we need a properly targeted, stable, long-term program that can create jobs, lower bills and prepare the country for its net zero future’

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World news – GB – New £ 10,000 grant to help make homes more energy efficient



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