"UK on Track To Miss Carbon Targets, Climate Change Advisers Warn"

"Government's flagship energy efficiency schemes are found wanting in report by Committee on Climate Change"

"The coalition’s flagship insulation programmes have failed to put the UK on the right track to meet its commitments on cutting greenhouse gases, a review by the statutory advisers on climate change has found.

The number of cavity wall insulations – one of the most effective measures for cutting energy use – has plunged by more than two-thirds owing to a change in government schemes to encourage insulation.

The judgement is the first clear statutory assessment of the “green deal” and “energy company obligation”, the government’s twin schemes to cut energy wastage by investing in efficiency measures for domestic properties, and has found both wanting."

Fiona Harvey reports for the Guardian July 15, 2014.
 

Thursday, July 17, 2014