Almost 10 million UK households have done nothing to curb their energy usage in recent years, despite widespread focus on the urgent need to tackle energy waste and easy opportunities to save hundreds of pounds on bills, a new study has found. The research from Citizens Advice together with the Energy Saving Trust was conducted to mark Energy Saving Week 2020, which runs this week from the 20th to 26th January. Just over a third of respondents to the survey – the equivalent of 9.7 million UK households – said they had done nothing to lower energy use. A major reason for the failure to take action was a significant lack of understanding about the importance of energy efficiency and the difference small changes can make, the research concluded. British homes are responsible for around a quarter of the country’s emissions and decarbonising them – particularly when it comes to heating – is one of the biggest challenges facing policymakers as they work towards the UK’s 2050 net zero goal.
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