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First, they came for energy, then your SUV — & now: ‘Houses pose more danger to climate than vehicles’



Houses pose more danger to climate than vehicles

By Melissa York

Homes are a greater threat to the climate than cars, research has found.

There are 25 million homes producing 58.5 million tonnes of carbon dioxide every year, according to analysis from the National Housing Federation.

This means that the average household in England produces more carbon dioxide every year in their home than they do by driving.

Gas central heating systems and poor insulation are commonly to blame for heat loss. The Heat and Building Strategy review due next month will suggest homeowners with gas boilers face a levy to fund lower-carbon alternatives, such