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'Shocking' failure to insulate homes means UK will miss carbon goals – New Scientist


The Climate Change Committee criticises the UK government over energy efficiency and agriculture policies, saying the country won’t hit its net-zero goals, but praises action on electric cars



Environment



29 June 2022

Loft installation

Loft insulation being installed

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A “shocking” failure to insulate homes is one of the key reasons the UK is set to miss the country’s flagship net-zero target, the government’s independent climate advisers have warned.

In a 600-page report to parliament today, the Climate Change Committee (CCC) said that while there had been progress on carbon-cutting policies in the past year, the government was taking a “high-wire approach to net zero” due to a lack of credible plans across the economy.

The group was scathing about government efforts to upgrade …



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