Council pledges £290m to net zero effort

This is set to decarbonise homes, Norwich Council has said

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Norwich Council has pledged £290 million towards making its housing energy efficient and hitting net zero.

In its latest housing plan, the council revealed that it is hopeful of seeing its housing reach a C grade with its Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs).

It has committed to net zero by 2050 and believes that investing in housing will be crucial in achieving that milestone.

The plan is dependent on investment from other sources, however, with 10% needed from either private investment or government support.

Insulation is the key part of the plan, to ensure no energy is lost or wasted – followed by solar and heat pump installations where possible.

The housing plan has been put before cabinet and is currently being discussed.

“[The] council is committed to investing in our council homes, making the energy efficiency improvements needed to cut carbon emissions and reducing energy bills for residents,” a spokesperson said.