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Warm and Green

24 April 2015

A report published by the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE), funded by Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, shows that England needs a huge investment in energy efficiency in order to approach the 2050 carbon reduction target and avoid inflicting widespread damage on the countryside.

The Warm and Green report asserts that energy efficiency has been underplayed in discussions and policy on England’s future energy supply, and that it must become increasingly important in rural areas. The report highlights the potentially huge impact of infrastructure on the countryside if old and new homes remain energy inefficient, and illustrates the dearth of funding for improvements in rural areas.

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