U.K. parliamentary committee calls for urgent action on energy efficiency

    150 150 Almut Bonhage

    The UK stands no chance of meeting its greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets unless the Government takes urgent action to revive its failing energy efficiency policy.

    A report by the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee states that improving the energy efficiency of buildings will be vital to meeting climate change obligations, eradicating fuel poverty and lowering home energy bills.

    Public investment in the U.K. has shrunk, and the rate of installations has gone backwards – with insulation measures installed in houses under Government schemes now around 95 per cent lower than in 2012.

    The report also calls for more robust building regulations, finding that builders are currently able to exploit loopholes and build homes to outdated standards.

    Read the report

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