The Government’s plan to improve the energy efficiency of 14m homes over the next decade has received criticism from the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) – their own climate advisors – who suggest that fuel poverty will prevent households from improving efficiency.
- By placing the onus to improve home energy efficiency on the home owner and allowing for the ‘market’ to dictate economics leaves home owners exposed to fluctuations in energy and insulation prices.
- Experts believe the greatest reduction in green house gas emissions can be made by simply improving the energy efficiency of the housing stock. Left to market forces and given the current economic situation, these efficiency gains are unlikely to occur.
Government requires policy that is progressive while protecting the needs of the home owner. A more proactive approach may involve dramatic improvements in energy efficiency regulation at the point of construction, particularly in light of current house
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