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How making homes energy efficient could boost the economy and create jobs

By Jamie Stewart, Deputy Director, Centre for Energy Policy, University of Strathclyde
Antonios Katris, Research Associate in Environmental Economics, University of Strathclyde
Karen Turner, Professor and Director of the Centre for Energy Policy, University of Strathclyde
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Making homes and buildings energy efficient is a win-win for people and the planet. Homes with well-insulated walls and windows need to burn less gas in a boiler to keep warm, reducing household greenhouse gas emissions and energy bills.

In a new analysis from the Centre for Energy Policy at the University of Strathclyde, we found that a nationwide drive to retrofit homes with more insulation could even benefit the economic recovery from COVID-19.

We used a model that considers how different parts of…

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