Low Carbon Building Programme Funding Crisis

Low Carbon Building Programme Funding Crisis – Sign our E-Petition

12 March 2007

The UK government is slowly moving ahead with support for microgeneration, supported by the Low Carbon Building Programme, the successor to the Clear Skies programme.

The Low Carbon Building Programme aims to increase uptake of small scale distributed power generation systems, by providing up to 50% of the installation cost. The scheme has been very successful, and many householders have installed photovoltaics, wind turbines, biomass heating, ground source heat pumps, and so on.

Each month a tranche of grant applications are given the go-ahead. Unfortunately, despite the popularity of the scheme, and the government’s professed interest in averting climate change, this month’s funding allocation ran out in little more than a hour! This is causing chaos in the UK’s growing alternative energy supply market, and directly impacts the UK’s ability to lower its carbon emissions.

An E-petition has been launched:

We the undersigned petition the Prime Minister to properly support small scale renewable energy in the UK by ending the funding crisis of the Low Carbon Buildings Program Phase 1.

To help keep the UK government on track to meet its climate change obligations, sign this E-petition now!

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