Can the government increase our road capacity without harming climate change goals?

Congested road

We’ve talked about the governments climate change goals several times on this blog, with policies such as CERT, ECO and the Green Deal designed to reduce the energy consumption of our homes.

With such a seemingly eco-friendly government, many are surprised to learn that the government want to increase the number of cars on the roads.

The following article originally appeared on the excellent Carbon Brief website.

You can read the original version here.

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What’s The Big Deal?

Green Deal Infographic

The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) released a new set of figures for the Green Deal earlier this week. We’ve scoured through them, picked out the important bits and put together this easy-to-follow infographic. Read on to see how many people have signed up, which area of the country has seen the most success, and crucially how many installations have actually gone ahead.

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Home Insulation – Why is it free?

Why is home insulation free?

When something sounds too good to be true, it usually is. As the old saying goes, there’s no such thing as a free lunch, and when something is offered to us for nothing most people are quite understandably suspicious. It’s a question our energy surveyors are faced with quite often – why is it free, and what’s the catch? So who exactly is footing the bill for your lovely free loft or cavity wall insulation, and why are they feeling so generous?

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