Local leaders express serious concern over reported plans to abandon the Clean Heat Market Mechanism intended to boost the uptake of low-carbon heating systems like heat pumps.

Rural cross-party leaders from Wiltshire and The Cotswolds warn dropping the policy could reduce incentives for industry investment and undermine local climate action.

UK100's Chief Executive argues abandoning the mechanism risks sending mixed signals on the government's commitment to low-carbon heat and undercutting local authorities' emissions reduction plans.
Cllr Richard Clewer, Leader of Wiltshire Council, Cllr Mike McKeown, Cabinet Member for Climate Change and Sustainability at Cotswold District Council, Christopher Hammond
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Wiltshire Council leader reinforces calls to end short-term, competitive funding for local energy efficiency measures at parliamentary committee hearing.

Energy Security and Net Zero Committee is taking evidence on local authority efforts to support improved household energy efficiency as part of its wider “Heating our homes” enquiry.

Alongside the need for a tailored approach to rural homes, witnesses highlighted the issue of local authority funding.
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UK100 responds to the climate and local government measures (or lack thereof) announced in the King's Speech on Tuesday, 7 November.
Christopher Hammond
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Party conference season is a whirlwind of receptions, fringe events and impassioned speeches as the political tribes gather to rally supporters and promote their policy agendas. For UK100, autumn conferences provide an unparalleled opportunity to bring together national decision-makers and local leaders and advocate for empowering local authority climate action.
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