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‘Shocking’ failure to insulate homes means UK will miss carbon goals

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 …