Architects respond to Green deal investigation

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has responded to the results of the ‘Investigation into the Department of Energy & Climate Change’s loans to the Green Deal Finance Company’ by the National Audit Office.

RIBA Sustainability Policy Advisor Emilia Plotka said:

“We need to urgently address the pending energy trilemma- energy security, climate change and fuel poverty. The Government must stop cutting corners with its lacklustre efforts and instead play a leading role through ambitious national energy efficiency programmes.”

“The Green Deal and Energy Company Obligation suffered from a lack of political support and investment, and subsequently failed to offer a clear long-term vision for household energy efficiency while saving money. Reducing household energy demand remains the most cost-effective and permanent solution for saving money and meeting our legally binding commitment to reduce our carbon emissions.”