Government will invest £1bn to decarbonise buildings
The government has pledged to invest more than £1bn to help reduce the carbon emissions of schools, hospitals and industry.
Kwasi Kwarteng, secretary of state for business, energy and industrial strategy (BEIS) said in the Guardian: “We were the first major economy to put into law our target to end our contribution to climate change, and today we’re taking steps to be the first major economy to have its own low-carbon industrial sector.
“Ahead of Cop26 [the UN climate summit to be hosted in Glasgow this November], the UK is showing the world how we can cut emissions, create jobs and unleash private investment and economic growth.”
The funds will go towards retrofitting buildings with heat pumps, solar panels and insulation. Areas to benefit include Manchester, Leicester, and Hertfordshire.