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UK homes may not be fully green for a century, says WWF

UK homes may not be fully green for a century, says WWF

Without implementing policies to make new and existing homes more energy efficient, it claims that carbon emissions could actually increase 3% by 2030 - a long way off the 10% fall required by the Committee on Climate Change.

However, the WWF does outline solutions and encouraging public opinion in its Getting the house in order - Priorities for homes in the Clean Growth Plan report. In the report, it argues that the Government must triple the speed at which the UK’s homes are insulated to hit the aforementioned climate targets.

Encouragingly, a poll it conducted reveals that 72% of people would insulate their homes if there were a Government subsidy and that 86% believe saving energy in the home is important.

"This report brings home the huge challenge we face if we are to meet our climate obligations," says Gareth Redmond-King, head of energy and climate at the WWF.

"This winter too many people will be living in cold homes that leak and waste energy. This is piling hundreds of pounds onto people’s fuel bills, as well as damaging their health, and is ruining our planet."

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