Coronavirus economic stimulus packages need to consider all facets of sustainable development, otherwise we risk creating even greater disasters for ourselves in the future.
Energy efficiency must be an integral part of any economic recovery efforts. Doing so will create jobs, reduce energy bills, stimulate SMEs, support electrification and reduce GHG emissions.
The discussion paper: “A green, fair and resilient recovery: the role of energy efficiency and domestic renewables home retrofits", outlines the urgent need to increase the pace and scale of investment in sustainable renovation programmes, provides case studies of previous renovation waves that were introduced in stimulus packages, and offers principles and suggestions to facilitate the mobilisation of resources towards sustainable renovation programmes.
A webinar on energy efficient home improvements and the green stimulus will be hosted on: Wednesday 3rd June, 2020