Housing and car industries should be ‘ashamed’ of climate record

Failure to build energy-efficient homes and clean cars risks UK missing its carbon targets, says government’s climate adviser

The homebuilding and carmaking industries “should be ashamed” of their efforts to tackle global warming, according to the UK government’s official climate change adviser.

Lord Deben, chair of the Committee on Climate Change (CCC), said housebuilders were “cheating” buyers with energy-inefficient homes and that motor companies were holding back the rollout of clean cars.

The CCC’s annual report, published on Thursday, found the UK is on track to miss its legally binding carbon budgets in 2025 and 2030, due to lack of progress in cutting emissions from buildings and transport. It also said ministers were spurning low-cost options, such as onshore windfarmshome insulation and tree-planting, meaning people would end up paying more than needed to fight climate change.

Avots: The Guardian

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