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Who are the real losers from green taxation?

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    Peter Wiltshire

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    It would be short sighted and counter productive to discontinue ECOs, Certainly not enough money has yet been claimed by householders for Hard to Treat measures, probably because the application process is quite difficult. This does not mean that there is not a demand. Our housing stock is desperately outdated in terms of thermal efficiency, and upgrading the walls, floors and roofs of older properties is an urgent priority, in reduction of fuel bills, reducing fuel poverty and very importantly Reduced Carbon Emissions

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    Richard Holmes

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    Is there a figure for the % of energy saved annually in the average house as a consequence of ECO and it’s predecessors since EESOP in 1994? This figure needs to be added to the debate otherwise energy efficiency appears purely as a cost on bills. It must be greater than the current 4% charge. I haven’t seen this from one commentator – green or otherwise

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    Andrew Warren

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    Dear Peter Wilshire
    Thank you for this supportive comment. I do hope you will be writing to the Prime Minister making these views known. As we stand, the Autumn Statement on December 5 could lead to yet another dagger blow at the prospects of ever improving the energy performance of our building stock.

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