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05 Mar 20201 minute read

Most UK homes fail to meet energy efficiency targets

ECAtoday
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.

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