'Not yet comprehensive or complete': CCC warns of serious gaps in UK Heat and Building Strategy

Cecilia Keating
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The UK's homes are among the least well insulated in Europe | Credit: iStock
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The UK's homes are among the least well insulated in Europe | Credit: iStock

Climate advisers call on government to press ahead with consultations that can finalise clean heat policy design, while also filling policy gaps on home energy efficiency

The government must act now to fill significant policy and funding gaps in its headline strategy for decarbonising heat and buildings, the Climate Change Committee (CCC) has warned. An independent assessment...

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