Energy efficiency measures broadly approved by homeowners

PEOPLE broadly accept the need to adopt energy efficiency measures in their homes, and are willing to act on it – according to a survey conducted partly by an independent, statutory body on climate change.

Says the Climate Change Committee, following work undertaken in association with Lancaster University, people are also looking to government to set out clear, long-term policy programmes for delivering the changes required to their homes.

The conclusions follow a ‘citizen panel’, comprising 24 homeowners, to explore policies for dealing with the challenge of retrofitting homes with efficiency measures and low-carbon heating.

Among the other conclusions – here – people wanted clear, reliable and detailed information on the changes which will be needed to their own, specific homes. 

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