Stroud MP Siobhan Baillie has praised a Nailsworth climate group in parliament for the positive work it is doing to help householders learn about retrofitting their homes for energy efficiency.
Speaking in Prime Minister’s Questions, Siobhan asked the Deputy PM Dominic Raab: “In Stroud the Nailsworth Climate Action Network held a well-attended retrofit fair to help people learn about the benefits of insulating homes and the options available.
“Will my right honourable friend congratulate that group on its constructive approach to this difficult issue, provide the house with confidence that the Government is creating even more solutions for energy efficient homes, and let us know when there will be more details of that work?
In reply the deputy PM said: “I thank my honourable friend and support all the efforts at a local level that she is pursuing.
“We are backing that up at a national level, by requiring all new-build homes by 2025 to have low-carbon heating and world-leading levels of energy efficiency. That is on top of the record investment in wind power, and on top of producing a world-leading hydrogen strategy.
“This is about bringing the world together, because it will require an international solution at the COP26 global climate summit in November.”
Speaking afterwards Siobhan said: “I felt it was important to give a shout out to this wonderful group after the success of the Sub Rooms event recently.
“There is a lot more that the Government can do in this area and we are expecting new policy this autumn but I think it helps to show ministers that Stroud is also being very practical and constructive about the issue.
“This work is making a difference right now to our carbon emissions both locally and nationally.
“There are many climate action networks across the Stroud District. Please look up your local group and join them if you can.”