The UK's net zero target is under threat because there's no plan to pay for it

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Rooftops in Jordanhill, West Glasgow | Credit: iStock
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Rooftops in Jordanhill, West Glasgow | Credit: iStock

Building decarbonisation is critical to delivering a net zero Britain, but neither the Treasury nor Scottish government have set out a vision for how a mass green homes retrofit programme could be funded, writes Glasgow Caledonian University’s Keith Baker

The UK government's plan for achieving net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 is at a serious risk of sinking before it's been fully launched. With the Treasury having rejected a request by MPs to come...

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