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Weekly Economics Podcast: The Great Homes Upgrade

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Podcasts Weekly Economics Podcast: The Great Homes Upgrade Ayeisha is joined by Chaitanya Kumar and Martin Heath By Ayeisha Thomas-Smith 08 October 2021 The UK has the draughtiest and oldest housing in Western Europe. And our gas boilers pump out twice as much carbon dioxide as all of the country’s power stations. Do we need to upgrade the UK’s homes? Why is our housing powering the climate crisis? And how can we make sure everyone’s home is warm, clean and green — whether we rent a flat or own a castle? Ayeisha is

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Weekly Economics Podcast: The Great Homes Upgrade

Ayeisha is joined by Chaitanya Kumar and Martin Heath


The UK has the draughtiest and oldest housing in Western Europe. And our gas boilers pump out twice as much carbon dioxide as all of the country’s power stations.

Weekly Economics Podcast: The Great Homes Upgrade

Do we need to upgrade the UK’s homes? Why is our housing powering the climate crisis? And how can we make sure everyone’s home is warm, clean and green — whether we rent a flat or own a castle?

Ayeisha is joined by Chaitanya Kumar, head of environment and the green transition at NEF, and Martin Heath, director of Basingstoke Energy Services Co-op.

Find out more and get involved with the Great Homes Upgrade.

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Image: Marcela Gara, Resource Media, (CC BY-NC 2.0)

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