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'More thought needed' for increasing heating materials take-up

26/10/2010 10:43:31


'More thought needed' for increasing heating materials take-upMore thought needs to go into how the government is going to ensure the take-up of heating materials and other sustainable building modifications, minister of state for climate change Gregory Barker has claimed.

The politician, speaking at the Great British Refurb event, said the Green Deal initiative will drive renewable heat installations around the country but much more needs to be done in order to maximise the general public's interest.

He remarked: 'Now the Treasury has confirmed £860 million for renewable heat over the next four years, how are we actually going to apply that to ensure we get the right sort of take-up?'

According to Mr Barker, it is important to guarantee homes are fitted with basics - such as loft and hard-wall insulation - but boosting energy efficiency through microgeneration technologies and renewable heat strategies is also a priority.

Organised by the minister and television presenter Kevin McCloud, the Great British Refurb aimed to offer consumers details regarding green and sustainable building issues.

Posted by Rachel King


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