‘New deal’ risks fuelling emissions and eroding building standards

The Guardian | Jun 30, 2020 at 7:19 PM
  • Boris Johnson’s plan to build tens of thousands of new homes risks locking in high carbon emissions for decades to come, if they are built to today’s poor efficiency standards instead of being designed for net zero carbon.
  • The prime minister’s plans to “build, build, build” form the centrepiece of his “new deal” to lift Britain’s economy out of the coronavirus recession.
  • Johnson’s plan disappointed green campaigners hoping that the target of net zero emissions by 2050 would be at the heart of the economic recovery strategy.