'Very difficult to pull off': Boris Johnson acknowledges scale of building decarbonisation challenge

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Boris Johnson faced a grilling from MPs on the Liaison Committee yesterday | Credit: UK Parliament
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Boris Johnson faced a grilling from MPs on the Liaison Committee yesterday | Credit: UK Parliament

Prime Minister promises Heat and Buildings Strategy before COP26 as he concedes heat pump prices are 'too high' at present

Boris Johnson has conceded that providing the UK's 25 million homes with low carbon heating while keeping costs down for homeowners will be "very difficult to pull off", as he promised the government would...

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