UK government yet to spend one-third of funding for housing retrofits
The UK government has still not spent one-third of the funding pledged to make buildings energy efficient and decarbonise heat, new analysis has revealed.The Conservatives’ 2019 manifesto promised a total of £9.2bn for upgrades such as heat pumps and insulation by 2030, of which £6.6bn is due by 2025. However, research by the climate and energy think
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Social housing tenants could face huge spike in energy bills
Hundreds of thousands of households connected to heat networks – which is particularly common in social housing – could soon see their energy bills more than double, research suggests.
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