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The constant crap we hear from the economic whack jobs is that any government regulation, any centralized driver of change is going to destroy markets. These extremist fundamentalists refuse to look broader, refuse to accept the data, and refuse to evolve. That’s why they die off. And now, because of ignorance – new homes in England are at 71% of their 2005 CO2 emissions, while Scotland took that step and their homes emit 22% less pollution. That 22% also computes to the cost of owning the home. And most importantly – it has no affected home building AT ALL.

Looks like the economics of saving energy is smarter money than the extremists will let you know about.

SOURCEWhat is also clear is that since Q3 2015 when the new regulations came into force, the rate of housebuilding in Scotland has remained within its long-term range.

By John Fitzgerald Weaver

John Fitzgerald Weaver is a solar developer; known digitally as the 'Commercial Solar Guy.' As a project developer and installer, he’s sold and managed 50+ solar projects, valued over $25 million, ranging in size from 5kW to 1500kW. He’s been involved in many aspects of the solar supply chain –- as a company founder, developer, project manager, manufacturer, permit runner, salesman, contractor and financier. In his free time he tries to get away and clear his mind by climbing mountains, or more regularly by enjoying an IPA or scotch, and really loves the strange connection between politics, energy, finance, and environment in the energy world.

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