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Thermal insulation 'could reduce the UK's carbon emissions'

Preventing heat loss in the home through fitting thermal insulation is one of the simplest ways to reduce carbon emissions, it has been claimed.

Writing for the Western Mail, the director of the Confederation of British Industry's (CBI) Wales office David Rosser explained how there are numerous ways to help reduce energy consumption besides looking at electricity usage.

He said: "The simplest of course is to reduce the amount of heat we use through improving insulation … and this should be the first step for anyone seeking to improve energy efficiency."

By installing heating insulation in properties and businesses across the UK, the country will be more likely to meet its 80 per cent carbon emission reduction target by 2050, Mr Rosser commented.

In Wales alone, he noted there are plenty of houses that could benefit from this upgrade.

The CBI aims to create and maintain conditions that will help businesses prosper for the benefit of the UK as a whole.