Calls made to bolster energy efficiency in British homes

All homes that are being sold or let should uphold a minimum set of standards for energy efficiency, a fresh report by think tank ResPublica has suggested.

This is just one of a number of measures being suggested to help consumers improve the energy efficiency of their properties, as the organization has also called for Government-guaranteed low interest loans for homeowners to install measures such as insulation and double glazing and for people who make their homes more energy efficient before they sell them to pay less stamp duty.

Furthermore, the report argues that cities should be allowed to keep revenues generated from carbon taxes and levies on energy bills so they can use the funding for local home energy efficiency projects. Plus, local authorities should designate “warm home zones” to target areas where there are few energy efficient properties and people are suffering from poor health as a result, requiring homeowners and landlords to meet strict conditions on energy saving improvements.

Boosting energy efficiency can cut consumer bills, reduce energy demand and carbon emissions, and improve health and well being, the report concluded.

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