Housing policy is energy policy

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New homes are the easy part of the heat electrification challenge - but the Future Homes Standard is falling short, writes Culmer Raphael's Edward Robsinon

In the 18 years since former Prime Minister Gordon Brown announced that "within 10 years, every new home will be a zero-carbon home", the UK has probably built over three million homes. Only a handful...

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