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Goal 7: Affordable and Clean Energy
Help Save Our Planet (And Some Money) With These Government schemes
These grants and initiatives will help cut the costs of going green
BY JESSICA JURKSCHAT
23 MARCH 2022
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson recently announced that the UK will shift towards renewable energy by 2035, but environmentalists say that by then, it will already be too late. For many, the thought of switching to renewable energy sounds great, but it also sounds expensive. In fact, a recent study by Forbes found that the public is overwhelmingly in support of switching to clean energy – but stressed that the government must incentivise it. Luckily, there are schemes in place that help offset the costs, they’re just not always easy to find. That’s where we come in: from your car to your home, cut your carbon footprint and help save our planet (and some money) with these government grants and initiatives.
For your home:
The energy crisis means that many people in the UK are struggling to pay their bills. As a direct result, the chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced that VAT will be scrapped entirely for five years on energy efficiency measures such as the installation of solar panels, heat pumps and insulation. 'A family having a solar panel installed will see tax savings worth over £1,000, and savings on their energy bill of over £300 per year,' he told MPs.
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This article was first published in October 2021 and has since been updated