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Carbon Emissions: Housing

Volume 475: debated on Thursday 1 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what progress has been made in meeting the National Energy Efficiency Action Plan target of reducing emissions from the UK's residential housing stock by 31 per cent. on 1990 levels by 2020. (202617)

As it is less than a year since the adoption of the action plan it is too soon to assess progress towards the 9 per cent. energy-saving target but there have been significant steps forward in the household sector since the action plan was published. These include the commencement of the carbon emissions reduction target on 1 April and the launch, also on 1 April, of the Green Homes Service with funding of £26 million in 2008-09 to help over two million people in its first year to improve the energy efficiency of their homes, choose lower emissions transport, reduce waste and conserve water.