On Sunday the Guardian ran a story revealing that government officials have accepted that the goal of making all new homes zero carbon by 2016 has to be watered down.

ENDS Report readers will know this has long been the risk. The target was established by the previous Labour government in 2006. But achieving it in any literal sense was always going to be impossible because homes depend on sources of energy generated elsewhere, at present, mostly from fossil fuels. (more…)