22 June 2011
New figures released by the Government reveal that nearly
half of Britain’s homes do not have adequate basic insulation and are throwing away at least £100 in wasted
energy payments every year.
The latest lagging statistics show that only 57% of Britain’s lofts have been
properly insulated and only 58% of cavity walls have been filled. Insulating lofts and cavity walls cuts down
on energy leakage and therefore reduces energy bills.
A total of 3.5 million homes are set to benefit by December 2012 as a result of
a tougher Carbon Emissions Reduction Target. The figures show that 479,000 professional insulation measures
have already been installed against the new target, with over three million further homes expected to be
treated by the end of 2012. On average this will amount to more than 140,000 insulation measures a month.
Chris Huhne, Energy and Climate Change Secretary, said: 'At a time when money is
tight and with energy prices predicted to rise, householders are missing out on over £100 of savings every
single year by not getting their lofts lagged and cavity walls filled’.
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