Closed petition Make it law for all new builds to include green energy solutions.

Builders should be required to install green energy solutions in all new builds with immediate effect. For example, automatically installing solar panels on roofs of all new homes and business premises and thoroughly insulating new builds to save energy consumption.

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To reduce the use of fossil fuels, to increase energy efficiency and reduce the impact on the climate.

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MPs publish report following findings of Climate Assembly UK

The Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Committee (a group of MPs who scrutinise the work of the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) published a report last month on how the Government has responded to the UK's first citizens' assembly on climate change.
 
In the report MPs on the Committee said that the Government should follow the principles set out by Climate Assembly UK and ensure fairness underpins the transition to net zero.
 
Read an interactive summary of the report:
https://houseofcommons.shorthandstories.com/climate-assembly-beis-committee/index.html
 
Read the full report:
https://publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm5802/cmselect/cmbeis/546/54602.htm
 
The Committee’s report, ‘Climate Assembly UK: where are we now?’, makes a series of recommendations to Government on public engagement and education, on deliberative democracy, and on the net zero transition, in order to capitalise on the work of Climate Assembly UK (CAUK).
 
The report urges the Government to come forward with the Net Zero Review as a matter of priority, and to do so along with the Net Zero Strategy, to ensure there is genuine consultation and engagement with the public, businesses and industry to drive forward efforts to decarbonise.
 

Climate Assembly UK

 
Climate Assembly UK (CAUK) was the first UK-wide citizens’ assembly on climate change, called by six Select Committees of the House of Commons to examine potential pathways to achieve the Government’s net zero target to reduce UK greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.
 
The outcomes of the Assembly’s discussions were presented in a report published last September, which you can read here: https://www.climateassembly.uk/report/
 

What happens next?

 
The Government now must respond to the Committee's report, which was published on 8 July 2021, within two months. The Committee will publish the Government’s response here: https://committees.parliament.uk/committee/365/business-energy-and-industrial-strategy-committee/
 

What is the BEIS Committee?

 
The BEIS Committee is a cross-party group of MPs who scrutinise the policy, spending and administration of the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and its public bodies, including Ofgem, the Financial Reporting Council and the Climate Change Committee. The Committee is independent of the Government.
 
Follow the Committee on Twitter for updates on its work: https://twitter.com/CommonsBEIS
 
The BEIS Committee is a select committee. Find out how Select Committees work: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o_2RDuDs44c

Government respond to report on prioritising the climate and nature in post-covid recovery

The Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) published the Government's response to their report, "Growing back better: putting nature and net zero at the heart of the economic recovery."

In its report the EAC put forward a number of recommendations stressing the need for the economic recovery from covid-19 to be addressed in tandem with prioritising environmental priorities on climate change and nature recovery.

In a response to the report, the Government confirmed that the National Infrastructure Bank—set up to finance infrastructure projects across the UK—will be a public institution on a permanent basis. They have committed to reviewing the case for broadening the Bank’s mandate to include improving the UK’s natural capital, before bringing forward legislation to put the Bank on a statutory footing.

The Government response includes responses to the Committee’s recommendations on:

  • Transport infrastructure and nature recovery 
  • Homes and energy efficiency
  • Industry, particularly carbon border adjustments
  • Investment in nature
  • VAT reductions
  • Green finance

Read a summary of the Government response:
https://committees.parliament.uk/work/306/greening-the-postcovid-recovery/news/156038/government-accepts-eac-recommendation-for-national-infrastructure-bank-to-be-permanent-with-possible-future-focus-on-nature-recovery/

Read the full Government response:
https://publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm5802/cmselect/cmenvaud/327/32702.htm

Read the Committee's report:
https://publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm5801/cmselect/cmenvaud/347/34702.htm

What is the Environmental Audit Committee?

The Environmental Audit Committee is a cross-party group of MPs who look into how Government policies and departments contribute to environmental protection and sustainable development. The Committee is independent of the Government.

Follow the Committee on Twitter for updates on its work:
https://twitter.com/CommonsEAC

The Environmental Audit Committee is a select committee. Find out how Select Committees work:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o_2RDuDs44c