Despite being touted as more energy efficient, new-build homes actually cost their owners £200 per year more in extra energy bills, new analysis from the Energy and Climate Intelligence Unit (ECIU) has been able to suggest.
Former Chancellor George Osborne’s decision to cancel the Zero Carbon Homes policy scheme in 2015 has resulted in owners of new-build homes collectively paying more than £120 million in additional energy costs.
It expects this figure to rise to more than £2 billion by 2020 as more and more new dwellings are occupied.
It would have ensured that all new dwellings would generate as much energy as they consume, as well as seeing they would be built to the highest standards to improve efficiency and reduce fuel poverty.
The UK currently has some of most inefficient homes in Europe – they are currently responsible for more than half of heating-related energy consumption.
Dr Jonathan Marshall, ECIU Head of Analysis, said: “Successive governments have struggled to devise effective domestic energy efficiency policies, meaning carbon emissions from homes are rising but Zero Carbon Homes could have made a real difference.
“As well as future-proofing new homes, the policy would have saved families money, reduced Britain’s vulnerability to energy supply shocks and cut carbon emissions.”
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