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14 Feb 2008 05:02:29

REC calls on government to introduce insulation laws

REC calls on government to introduce insulation laws
A government plan to introduce mandatory domestic energy-saving measures - such as loft and cavity wall insulation in every British home - could help the UK reduce its carbon footprint, the Renewable Energy Centre (REC) has asserted.

The group called for the government to create a task force to ensure that every home in the country is provided with adequate insulation, a move which it claims could reduce national energy bills by a combined £380 million a year and help the UK address the issue of fuel poverty.

"Cavity wall and loft insulation can be fitted and installed quickly and easily and make a tangible difference in reducing the heating requirements of a house," said Richard Simmons, managing director of the REC.

"The government needs to take decisive action either through legislation or tax incentives to make a difference," he added.

A recent report in the Manchester Evening News stated that the average home currently spends around £671 each year on gas and electricity bills, but that around £100 could be saved annually by ensuring lofts and cavity walls are adequately insulated.ADNFCR-1235-ID-18468789-ADNFCR

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