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The Progressive Policy Think Tank

An industrial strategy for home decarbonisation

The need to reduce energy demand and significantly ramp up energy efficiency efforts in the face of the current energy crisis is now widely accepted. This is in addition to the longstanding benefits of lower energy bills, warmer homes, job creation, and reduced carbon emissions.

A national mission is needed to deliver a home decarbonisation programme at pace and scale. Indeed, many of the political parties have set ambitious targets to upgrade the nation’s homes over the next decade.

A mission-oriented approach is particularly applicable for this challenge because of the need to overcome a range of challenges to successfully insulate homes, from supply chain issues, to ensuring we have a skilled labour force, and getting the finance right.

We will examine the practical barriers, from supply chain issues to labour shortages, that need to be overcome to decarbonise our homes and the role that industrial strategy can play in doing so.

Our speakers:

  • The Rt Hon Philip Dunne MP, Chair of the Environmental Audit Select Committee
  • Kerry McCarthy MP, Shadow Minister for Climate Change
  • Dr Anna Valero, Associate of the Grantham Research Institute
  • Nicholas Harris, Chief Executive Officer, Stonewater
  • Luke Murphy, Associate Director for Energy, Climate, Housing and Infrastructure and Head of the Fair Transition Unit, IPPR
  • Chair: Fiona Harvey, Environment Editor, the Guardian

This event took place on Wednesday 26th April from 9.30 - 11am in the Council Room at One Great George Street, London, SW1P 3AA. This event was held in partnership with Stonewater.

If you missed it, you can watch the recording below.