Fresh policies needed to tackle building sector decarbonisation gap

The building sector is very likely to miss the government’s own decarbonisation target for 2030, according to energy efficiency experts

Inadequate action on energy efficiency is particularly marked in the residential sector. Photograph: Ivan Smuk/123RFThe government’s forthcoming Carbon Plan must force serious action in cutting emissions from buildings, warns a report by the Association for the Conservation of Energy (ACE).

The report, produced jointly with the Regulatory Assistance Project and published on 6 October, concludes that decarbonisation of the building sector is likely to fall short of government targets without better policies.

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