GRENFELL DISASTER: INVESTIGATION REVEALS PLASTIC LOBBY INFLUENCED GOVERNMENT’S CLIMATE REGULATIONS | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


GRENFELL DISASTER: INVESTIGATION REVEALS PLASTIC LOBBY INFLUENCED GOVERNMENT’S CLIMATE REGULATIONS

Since the Kyoto agreement in 1997 to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, successive governments have created rules about how new and refurbished buildings must be insulated to reduce heat loss. In 2011 the Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC) turned to the insulation industry for help, inviting representatives onto a Green Deal committee to come up with ways to push more insulation into homes. We discovered that of the 10 firms and construction industry groups on that committee, four were members of BRUFMA. One of them was Celotex, the firm whose plastic insulation would be fitted to the outside of Grenfell Tower four years later.

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