Why Zero Carbon Homes will cause serious environmental damage

On 9th January 2007 Yvette Cooper, made a speech to the House Builders Federation. She talked about higher standards for new homes and mentioned the need for better insulation. She then announced that all new homes within ten years must be zero carbon, and thus it seems that the concept of zero carbon homes was brought into being.

Like motherhood and apple pie it sounds all very splendid and praiseworthy but unlike motherhood and apple pie it suffers no one knowing what Ms Cooper actually meant by this concept and I am sure that she herself did not know what she meant because here we all are, nearly a year and a half later, when government civil servants are still trying to “discover” what the definition of a zero carbon home comprises. Continue reading