Speaking to Parliament in his Spring Statement, Hammond said government will introduce a Future Homes Standard to deliver low carbon and lower fuel bills.

There will also be a drive to increase the proportion of green gas to the grid, offering ample opportunity for future Energy from Waste projects.

Hammond announced a call for evidence on the Business Energy Efficiency Scheme, announced it last year’s Autumn Budget, which will help small businesses cut carbon emissions.

Describing climate change as “one of the most complex problems of our time”, Hammond was keen to emphasise the UK as a world-leader in carbon reduction.

He said: “[The UK must]…build sustainability into the heart of our economic model.”

Following on from the Autumn Statement, Hammond referenced the current consultations on new tax and regulatory measures to tackle plastic pollution.

He also pointed to the upcoming Environment Bill which will uncover the biodiversity net gain for development in England.

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