Huhne calls for greener future

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According to, Chris Huhne, energy and climate change secretary, has called for homeowners to invest in renewable heating systems to reduce carbon emissions from the UK housing stock.

Households account for 25 per cent of the UK's carbon emissions. Mr Huhne spoke to the public at the CentreForum and said that action needs to be taken to boost energy efficiency in Britain.

"Across the country, boilers are firing up earlier than they need to. Burning more gas than they have to. Producing more emissions than they should do," he said.

The minister also promoted electric air and ground-source heat pumps as well as biogas boilers and solar thermal technology.

Mr Huhne also commented on other measures such as improved insulation to reduce the heat escaping from roofs should be a major focus.

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