By Philip Oldfield

Treasury axes plans to make new homes carbon neutral from 2016, drawing widespread criticism from housebuilders and environmentalists

Housebuilders, planners and green groups have condemned the government for scrapping plans to make all new UK homes carbon neutral.

The zero carbon homes policy was first announced in 2006 by the then-chancellor Gordon Brown, who said Britain was the first country to make such a commitment.

Via: http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/jul/10/uk-scraps-zero-carbon-home-target