The Government have recently announced plans that all new homes in England will have to be carbon neutral by 2016. With the UK's housing stock responsible for nearly 30% of all CO2 emissions, the Government believes that these measures are critical to it meeting its targets of cutting CO2 emissions by 60% by 2050.
With the demand for new housing showing no signs of letting up, the Government is keen to use this as an opportunity to reduce CO2 emissions by making new homes and buildings as carbon neutral as possible.
Stamp duty neutral
Can we afford to wait until 2016?
Ten ways you can take action right now
A lot of the plans for carbon neutral homes are actually simple things that the vast majority of us can do right now. For example:
So the message is clear, you don't need to save up for ten years to buy an eco-friendly home. Don't wait for the Government to force you to act – make a start right now!
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