Furthermore, although there has been a reduction in the energy efficiency gap between properties in the private rented sector and social housing, this is primarily because the median efficiency rating for social housing has remained unchanged since the previous year.
Analysis of the ONS figures by the think tank also reveals a decline in the percentage of new homes utilizing renewable energy, including heat pumps, for central heating.
This figure has dropped from 0.2% last year to 0.17% this year, despite the government’s objective of installing 600,000 heat pumps annually.
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