Government targets for renovating homes to make them more energy-efficient are set to be written in to law to make it harder for ministers to soften the goals in future. New cross-party legislation tabled in the Commons and the Lords this week lays out a 14-year timetable to ensure that nearly all homes are eligible for an “energy performance certificate” of grade C or above – which currently applies to only one in three of Britain’s dwellings. MPs have estimated the cost of insulating homes and installing more environmentally friendly heating systems at up to £20,000 per family. However, advocates of the proposed transition argue that it will save money in the long run by reducing fuel bills.
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