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BRE responds to the Net Zero Review

The UK Government has published the review of net zero targets and policy by former minister Chris Skidmore MP, which BRE fed into. The review is comprehensive, with sensible and far reaching recommendations, as well as a realistic assessment of the benefits – and costs – of pursuing net zero.

Gillian Charlesworth CEO at BRE

Why we welcome the Carbon Emissions Buildings bill

The Carbon Emissions Buildings Bill was introduced to parliament by MP Duncan Baker and seeks to require the whole-life carbon emissions of buildings to be reported and to set limits on embodied carbon emissions in the construction of buildings. Our CEO Gillian Charlesworth, commented:  “We strongly welcome Duncan Baker MP’s bill to regulate embodied carbon … Continue reading “Why we welcome the Carbon Emissions Buildings bill”

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Fuel poverty and its impact on domestic energy consumption in England

Helen Garrett, Principal Consultant, BRE The Department for Business and Energy and Industrial Strategy has published a series of reports as part of the Energy Follow Up Survey (EFUS), a research project led by BRE in collaboration with GfK, NatCen, Loughborough University and Ipsos MORI. Carried out over three years between 2017-2019, this comprehensive survey shows … Continue reading “Fuel poverty and its impact on domestic energy consumption in England”

Breana Wheeler

Why we must act now on net zero

says Breana Wheeler, BRE’s Director of US Operations The recent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) climate report has not only highlighted that global temperatures are likely to rise above all expectations but stressed how critical it is to meet the 1.5-degree target urgently. This has global repercussions and in the US, even the moderate … Continue reading “Why we must act now on net zero”