David Cameron pledged in February 2013 that he wanted the UK to become ‘the most energy efficient country in Europe’. However, at present the UK is the ‘cold man of Europe’, with very high levels of fuel poverty and poorly insulated homes. In contrast, Sweden has well-insulated homes, meaning that its people suffer less from fuel poverty and excess winter deaths – even though they face higher energy prices and colder winters.
Earlier this year, a report
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