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What makes a zero carbon home zero carbon?


Lovell, H and Corbett, J, What makes a zero carbon home zero carbon?, Narrative Policy Analysis: Cases in Decentred Policy, Palgrave Macmillan, RAW Rhodes (ed), United Kingdom, pp. 47-70. ISBN 978-3-319-76635-5 (2018) [Research Book Chapter]

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DOI: doi:10.1007/978-3-319-76635-5_3


n 2006, the UK government committed to ensuring that all new homes be zero carbon by 2016. But the definition of ‘zero carbon’ was hotly contested, and in 2015, the policy was abolished. This chapter conducts a narrative policy analysis of the zero carbon homes (ZCH) policy over its lifetime. Our analysis pays particular attention to the ways in which different actors have sought to translate ZCH policy narratives into material form. The dominant storyline is ecological modernisation, and this has been the case over the life course of ZCH policy initiation, implementation and closure. However, ZCH is a contested story—there have always been, and remain today, multiple narratives in use.

Item Details

Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Keywords:low carbon housing, policy process, discourse,
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Policy and administration
Research Field:Environment policy
Objective Division:Law, Politics and Community Services
Objective Group:Government and politics
Objective Field:Public services policy advice and analysis
UTAS Author:Lovell, H (Professor Heather Lovell)
ID Code:126918
Year Published:2018
Deposited By:Office of the School of Social Sciences
Deposited On:2018-07-02
Last Modified:2018-12-03

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