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Europe’s energy crisis in data: Which countries have the best and worst insulated homes?

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Photo by Landsil on Unsplash

Photo by Landsil on Unsplash

As cold weather grips Europe, many people are deeply concerned about their heating bills


Energy prices have soared following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, and the European Commission has called on countries to prioritise insulating buildings this winter.


But not all citizens are feeling the cold - or the pinch of energy bills - the same. Recent research shows that home temperature losses vary considerably across Europe.


These differences are down to the quality of building insulation, as outside temperatures were standardised at 0 °C for all countries analysed.


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