How a Zero Carbon Hub will not help the environment

What is a Zero Carbon Hub? It is a public-private “partnership” which is responsible for galvanising action and working with government to ensure that Zero Carbon Homes become a reality by 2016, according to a press release issued by the Zero Carbon Hub. That definition which I promise that I have accurately reported just about sums the waste of time and resources that are going into to a policy which starts with a phrase “Zero Carbon Homes”. The problem with the phrase “Zero Carbon Homes” is that it is, as I write meaningless.

There have been consultations about the phrase and the first task of the Zero Carbon Hub will be to find out what “Zero Carbon Homes” means. No, I am not making this up. Continue reading