Energy saving makeover for 25% of UK homes

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Millions of UK homes could be set to receive an eco-makeover as part of new government plans, it has been revealed.

Around 25 per cent of houses may have several energy-efficient measures implemented into them in a bid to cut carbon emissions, reports the Guardian.

If the proposals become reality, seven million homes may be given added insulation, solar panels and low-carbon heating systems.

Ed Matthew, head of UK climate for Friends of the Earth, told the source: "Twenty-seven percent of emissions in this country come from people's homes and if they don't cut emissions from homes radically we have got no hope of achieving our climate change targets."

The proposals are thought to be part of the Department of Energy and Climate Change's plans to cut household carbon emissions by a third, the newspaper adds.

Earlier this week, Nick Horler, chief executive for ScottishPower, told the Herald electricity prices are unlikely to becoming significantly lower in the foreseeable future.

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