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Body’s energy-saving plan ‘will create 2,300 jobs’

Refitting thousands of homes to save energy would create over 2,300 jobs, a lobby group has claimed.

The Green New Deal campaign wants the Government to provide £72 million over a three-year period to slash fuel bills and carbon emissions.

Utility Regulator Iain Osborne, chairman of the pressure group, said: “We are fully aware of the funding constraints currently affecting Government, however we believe they must react and take leadership in order to help businesses recover from the recession, enable consumers to reduce their energy bills and save money, while also reducing carbon emissions.”

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