Environment Secretary Hilary Benn has set out a range of initiatives to enable people to 'green' their homes, including: the Energy Saving Trust's 'Act on CO2 advice line,' offering free, tailored, impartial advice to anyone in England seeking to reduce their carbon footprint, save water, reduce waste, green their travel, and connect to grants and offers from energy companies. the 'Green Neighbourhoods Initiative' offering a green makeover to up to 100 English neighbourhoods seeking to reduce their carbon footprints by over 60%, with a particular focus on hard-to-treat homes; and the reviewed 'Carbon Emissions Reduction Target' scheme, which doubles previous obligations on energy companies to assist households in increasing energy efficiency and reducing emissions.


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