Consumer report in UK calls for radical new approach to energy efficiency

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Energy in Demand - Sustainable Energy - Rod Janssen

Karl Mathiesen writes in The Guardian about a new report by Which? that says successive governments’ failures mean UK’s housing stock remains the least energy-efficient in Europe and that a radical new approach is needed. With a national election coming in May, it would be good to think that at least one of the political parties would champion the need for change.

Watchdog urges reform of UK’s ‘failed’ energy efficiency drive

Millions of draughty homes are the result of the collective failure of successive governments to tackle energy efficiency, according to UK consumer watchdog Which?. In a report published on Tuesday, Which? calls for a radical new approach to energy efficiency to deliver on historical promises to tackle fuel poverty, high energy bills and climate change.

Major consumer-funded programmes have been rolled out in the UK for low-energy bulbs, insulation and new boilers since 2002. Yet the country’s housing stock…

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