Heating industry expert Ian Henderson is supporting recommendations in a new report calling for government to reinstate its Green Homes Grant Scheme (GHGS).
The founder and managing director of Boiler Plan UK has also written to Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng urging him to extend GHGS until its entire £2billion budget is claimed.
Last month the government scrapped the scheme, and just 10% of the 600,000 homes targeted for eco improvements were reached since the voucher scheme launched last September.
A report from the UK-based Cambridge Sustainability Commission on Scaling Behaviour Change has urged the government to reinstate the GHGS, and to reverse its decision to scrap air passenger duty on UK return flights.
Ian said: “The decision to end GHGS is a backward step, and it is vital the scheme is reinstated and made more efficient so that householders are able to invest in an eco-friendlier future.
“Our housing stock is one of the least energy efficient in Europe and low carbon heating systems require well-insulated homes.
“The decision to scrap GHGS is extremely strange in the same year this country is hosting the UN Climate Change Conference, COP26. Unless there is a well-funded replacement, I can’t see how the UK can meet its 2050 net-zero commitment.”