UK Election 2019: Is Climate Change a deal breaker for you?

Sian Berry  Co-leader of the Green Party on the launch of their general election campaign said: “Some things are even bigger than Brexit. This must be the climate election. The future won’t get another chance.”

The party says it would fund their climate change pledge of £100bn a year by borrowing £91.2bn a year, with an extra £9bn from “tax changes”.

The party also set out plans to make Britain carbon neutral by 2030.

Conservative party  has already committed to cut carbon emissions to net zero by 2050, a move announced by former Prime Minister Theresa May before she left office earlier this year.

Boris Johnson led Conservatives on his election campaign said they have “a proper plan to continue reducing carbon emissions” which will build on the “400,000 low carbon jobs we’ve already created (while in government)”.

Labour has also set out some of its own environmental pledges, including a promise to cut UK carbon emissions by 10% through a home improvement programme.

A Labour government would fund £60bn of energy-saving upgrades, such as loft insulation, enhanced double glazing and new heating systems, by 2030.

The question now is which party and who do you trust to deliver on climate change and will it be a deal breaker for you?

 

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Labour to fund energy-saving upgrades with £60bn

Jeremy Corbyn the leader of the opposition party in UK Labour pledge to cut UK carbon emissions by 10% through the largest home improvement programme for decades.

He said a Labour government would fund £60bn of energy-saving upgrades, such as loft insulation, enhanced double glazing and new heating systems, by 2030.

 

Launching the policy on Sunday, Jeremy Corbyn said it “will create a sustainable energy network”, adding: “We cannot go on polluting our planet.”

The Conservatives said the plan would “wreck the economy” and “put up bills”.

Speaking about the policy – called “Warm Homes for All” – in south-west London, Mr Corbyn said that climate change would be a major part of the party’s election campaign.

“We cannot go on standing by while climate warming increases,” the Labour leader said.

Labour says low-income households will receive a grant to carry out the work on their homes, while wealthier households would receive interest-free loans for enhancements.

 

Households which take out the loan would pay it back through savings on energy bills, the party added.

Labour expects the project to cost £250bn – an average of £9,300 per home – but only £60bn would come as a cost to central government, it says.

Source: BBC News

How to bleed radiators and optimise your Home plumbing

Bleeding or removal of air from your heating system can be undertaken safely by an average DIYer. However working on gas is not something to attempt as a DIY activity, this should be left to skilled, accredited and registered individuals.

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Wet central heating systems (radiators and other heat emitters) can accumulate what’s generally referred to as air – more accurately oxygen drawn into the system during normal operation or hydrogen formation as a by-product of electrolytic corrosion. This reduces the effectiveness of your heating system and generates excess noise.

If your radiators feel hot at the base but cool nearer the top, this is a sign that there is air in the system. To tackle this you first need to turn off your central heating boiler. Then take a rag and a radiator bleed key, which can be bought from most DIY outlets, and make your way to the highest point on your heating circuit – an upstairs radiator. Insert the bleed key into the bleed valve located at the top of the radiator at either the end of the radiator or behind the radiator. The bleed screw is identifiable by its square head and small size.

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Place your clean rag underneath the bleed screw to absorb the small amount of water that will be released when you turn it, then insert your bleed key into the bleed screw and turn it anti-clockwise to loosen the screw. Never undo the screw completely as it can fall out of the radiator allowing water to escape uncontrollably. If water trickles out immediately turn the bleed key clockwise to close the valve, this radiator is free from air. If air or hydrogen is present a hissing sound will be heard. Leave the bleed screw undone until the hissing is replaced by trickling water. At this point, turn off the bleed valve by turning the screw clockwise. Don’t over tighten the screw as it can be easily damaged.

Hydrogen gas is flammable so ensure that no naked flames are in the room whilst you are undertaking this task. Once you have done all the upstairs and downstairs radiators, the system should be largely free from air.

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