Why widespread housing retrofit is a no-regrets option for tackling rising energy bills

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The current energy price crisis should make cutting energy waste from homes and other buildings an urgent government priority. writes UKGBC's Simon McWhirter

Soaring energy prices are front page news. Around 30 energy suppliers have gone bust in the last year and fuel poverty charity National Energy Action predicts that six million households will be in fuel...

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