Government criticised over energy efficiency spending slump

A thinktank is calling on the government to begin reinvesting in domestic energy efficiency as its figures show spending in this area has fallen significantly in recent years

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Public investment in home energy efficiency improvements has been cut by 58% in England since 2012, according to an analysis by climate change thinktank E3G.

Published on 28 February, the analysis finds that Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland now spend respectively two, three and four times as much per citizen on home energy efficiency programmes than is spent in England.

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