Insulation and oil-fired heating in government spotlight

The government is looking at forcing through increased insulation levels as well as phasing out oil-fired heating

Insulation and oil-fired heating in government spotlight

Increased levels of insulation and renewable energy products might become compulsory for homeowners considering extensions according to the government’s renewable strategies document.

The government is also believed to be considering phasing out high carbon appliances such as oil-fired boilers in their bid to boost the take-up of renewable energy by householders.

A report in The Guardian says that the move is designed to help the government reach its target of getting 15% of primary energy from renewables by 2020.

Options being considered are grants so that householders can install renewable energy products.

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