A 'rooftop revolution', including a national rollout of solar panels on homes, proposed by MP’s Net Zero Review

Solar panel installation currently requires planning permission
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A 'rooftop revolution' – with a mass scale rollout of solar panels on homes and buildings – has been proposed in Conservative MP Chris Skidmore's wide-ranging assessment of how the UK can reach net zero carbon emissions by 2050.

Among the 129 recommendations the Net Zero Review has made – covering areas including the role of businesses, making better use of infrastructure, and delivering more energy-efficient homes – is scrapping planning permission for solar panels and reviewing whether they should be mandatory on new building projects.

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