Study: Axing of Zero Carbon Home standard costing households £200 a year

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Study: Axing of Zero Carbon Home standard costing households £200 a year

ECIU think tank calculates that 2015 decision to scrap Zero Carbon Standard has added more than £200 a year to energy bills for occupants of new build houses

It has long been regarded as one of the most damaging environmental policy decisions taken by the Cameron government, but now a new analysis has detailed how it is also leading to higher living costs for...

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