The new Shadow Minister for Energy and Climate Change has praised the work of Wolseley UK’s Sustainable Building Center (SBC) in a visit to Leamington.
Jonathan Reynolds MP met with Plumb Center’s head of sustainability Tim Pollard and renewables director Simon Allan, to look at energy-efficient technologies in action and talk about the industry’s hot topics. He was appointed in October following a Labour reshuffle.
“I wanted to learn more about the technologies that are available and things we can use to live in a more sustainable way,” Reynolds said, “and the SBC is a fantastic place – probably the best place I know – to see some of that and learn about how those types of technologies work.
“The energy efficiency area is full of people who are incredibly knowledgeable but also passionate about what they do, and they should be passionate because there are some tremendous things we could do if we just turned the political will to it and educate the public about it.
“There are some good success stories in Britain, the amount of solar installations is almost half a million now, but when you see how much technology has come on, and what the benefits are to people, you want to go away and do it yourself, and I think that’s a really important, inspiring experience for people to receive.”
“The UK has the oldest and most inefficient building stock in Europe, and we’re always happy to talk about the best ways to power our homes, drive down energy bills and make everybody’s lives easier.”