Social Market Foundation

New ONS figures show stalling progress on greening homes

The Social Market Foundation responds to today’s release from the ONS on energy efficiency ratings of English and Welsh homes, which suggest a slowdown in uptake of heat pumps and insulation. New data published by the Office for National Statistics demonstrates England’s slow progress on decarbonising home heating and improving homes’ energy efficiency, with the […]

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Sunak’s delays to heat pump rollout ‘will cost households thousands’

Government delays to net zero targets will hold back the development of the heat pump industry, derailing efforts to lower households’ energy bills, new research from a think tank suggests. The Social Market Foundation – a cross-party think tank – has warned Rishi Sunak’s rollback of key net zero initiatives will be bad news for […]

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