Lawmakers of green opposition LMP criticised the government over its rejection of the party’s proposal on setting up a 300 billion forint (EUR 753m) fund to support the insulation and heating modernisation of residential buildings. “The scheme could have been used for the insulation, heating system modernisation or the replacement of windows and doors of 100,000-150,000 homes. Thus, energy consumption and heating costs could be cut by 50-80%,” Bernadett Bakos said after government parties voted against the fund in parliament’s committee for sustainable development without giving an explanation. Bakos said the scheme could have helped reduce fossil energy consumption “which Hungary is most exposed to in Europe”. László Lóránt Keresztes, the head of the committee, said the fund would have helped create jobs, and slammed the government for “saying ‘no’ to a major development possibility”.