MPs require all new buildings to have renewables from next year

Almost half of MPs approve the removal of VAT on all domestic renewables and energy efficiency measures for 10 years, a new survey shows.

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… removal of VAT on all domestic renewables and energy efficiency measures for 10 years was supported…

Energy Live News writes:

Nearly 77% of MPs believe that small-scale renewables, such as solar PV, solar thermal and heat pumps, should be incorporated into all new build properties from 2022.

That’s according to a new YouGov survey commissioned by the MCS Charitable Foundation which suggests that more than half of MPs agree that green energy retrofits should be put on the top of the government’s list of priorities.

The removal of VAT on all domestic renewables and energy efficiency measures for 10 years was supported by almost 46% of MPs.

In addition, the poll also shows that less than half of MPs believe the government is providing sufficient support to bring renewable energy technologies to more homes.

David Cowdrey, Director of External Affairs at MCS, said: “If the government is serious about meeting emissions reduction targets, the decarbonisation of our current and future homes must urgently move up the political agenda, backed by robust legislation.

“Following COP26, home decarbonisation should be a top government priority….”

A government spokesperson said: “Decarbonising homes is a top priority for this government and we have a comprehensive action plan in place to drive down emissions….”

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