Making home insulation a national infrastructure priority would increase UK economy and create jobs

 A report produced by the Energy Bill Revolution campaign group and think tank E3G has suggested that making home insulation a national infrastructure priority would benefit the UK economy and create 108,000 jobs.

According to the research, a more ambitious national energy efficiency programme could provide a near £14bn boost to the UK economy by 2030.

With 37 per cent of UK emissions produced by poorly insulated buildings in Britain, addressing this problem would produce benefits such as lower household bills and solving fuel poverty.

The group wants all six million low income homes to be given measures by 2025 to bring them up to Band C on an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC), with the two million lowest income households addressed by 2020. All other UK households should then be offered zero interest loans to improve their energy performance to an equivalent EPC standard, as part of a major infrastructure investment programme.

They estimate that the initiative would create 108,000 jobs and deliver almost £5bn of savings to UK households by 2030. In addition, it calculates the programme would avoid 23.6 million tonnes of CO2 emissions from homes a year by 2030.

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