‘We need a proper green stimulus. Governments all around the world are recognising that if you want to do the transition [to net zero carbon emissions] governments need to step up’ Ed Miliband

It’s so good to hear the Shadow business secretary talking about the green recovery, as we didn’t see much from the government’s latest budget. I was hoping for more financial stimulus to help home owners move too sustainable energy and heating systems so that we can reduce our housing carbon footprint. 

It can be expensive to change over to a renewable heating and energy systems, before the cost savings from lower heating bills have paid off the initial pay out. It can take up to 7 years. So, government grants are still needed to help people get interested.