Most UK homes fail to meet energy efficiency targets
Householders in the UK are producing tonnes more CO2, and spending more on energy bills, than necessary, according to a report from the BBC.
Data obtained and analysed by the BBC revealed that up to 12 million homes fall below a grade C on Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs). Experts say retrofit measures are needed because so many homes were built before the year 1990.
Government has set a target to retrofit as many homes to at least grade C by 2035, and all households deemed ‘fuel-poor’ by 2030.
The report also notes that in 2018, homes in the UK produced more CO2 than the power stations which generated their energy supply.