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Tackling the UK’s energy efficiency problem

What the Truss government should learn from other countries
Building energy codes Energy consumption Energy efficiency United Kingdom

The government should do more to address the United Kingdom’s energy efficiency problems - or risk finding itself in an even more difficult position next year over rising energy bills.

This report finds that the UK’s homes and buildings are among the least efficient in Europe, which is making the energy crisis especially painful for UK households and businesses.

The Johnson Government, and now seemingly the Truss Government, have so far ignored energy efficiency in their responses, but this paper says the case for action is even stronger now that the government will be taking such large energy costs directly on to its balance sheet.

But with the UK paying the price for a decade of policy failure on energy policy, with ministers giving the issue insufficient attention, the report sets out how the government can learn from successes abroad and failures at home, and develop a stable, long-term approach that builds confidence among consumers.

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