Labour is announcing plans to make all new homes zero carbon within three years, which could save people living in new builds £200 a year in energy bills.
The next Labour government will introduce a tough new “zero carbon standard”, which will mean that the day-to-day running of the home won’t add additional carbon to the atmosphere.
An original zero carbon homes standard, set out by the last Labour government, was due to come into force in 2016 but was scrapped by the Conservatives in 2015. This means around a third of a million families are living in lower-spec new homes that would have been greener and cheaper to run, which could have cost some up to £600.
The Conservatives’ decision to cave in to property developers and slash green standards means we are building homes today that aren’t fit for the future – they’re bad for the environment and expensive to run.
After nearly 10 years of the Conservatives outsourcing housing policy to commercial house builders, we need a Labour government that will set common-sense rules which save households money and cut emissions.
At this election, the choice is clear – this is our last chance to take action to protect future generations or allow the Tories to accelerate our planet’s destruction.
The next Labour government will usher in a Green Industrial Revolution to tackle climate change and create hundreds of thousands of green jobs.
Our plans will save you money and save the planet!