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UK energy saving policy ‘failing’

The UK government is failing to support its own measures designed to deliver energy savings, an expert has warned.


Philip Sellwood, chief executive of the Energy Saving Trust (EST), said local authorities needed more funds in order to ensure savings were being made.


While ministers were quick to promote new policies such as “zero carbon homes”, existing building regulations were not being upheld, he added.


Under EU commitments, the UK has to deliver 20% energy savings by 2020.


“To me, this highlights a real gap between the aspiration to do something appropriate and the actual delivery on the ground,” Mr Sellwood told BBC News.


BBC



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