Chris Friedler, senior policy manager at the Association for Decentralised Energy (ADE), said: “The CCC’s report is clear. If the UK wants to continue to lead the world in tackling the climate crisis, it must first make serious moves at home.
Must not slide
“It must build, not slide, on a history of wise and successful policy. The key to rolling out more renewable energy will be a more flexible, resilient grid in the future, and the ADE supports the CCC’s view that the Government needs to go much further in reducing energy use in the building sector.
“One of the UK’s next steps after COP28 should be to progress the next part of the Review of Electricity Market Arrangements (REMA) so the industry can help shape and plan the renewable future we need. So too must the government further embrace innovative green finance for home retrofit, boosting energy efficiency and dealing with the cost-of-living crisis at the same time.”