'Old and draughty houses' to blame for UK's energy bills

Energy bills in the UK are high because the country's "old and draughty" houses waste so much gas and electricity, the chief executive of npower has claimed. Paul Massara also said bills were high "because British houses waste so much energy".

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'Old and draughty houses' to blame for UK's energy bills

Energy bills in the UK are high because the country's "old and draughty" houses waste so much gas and electricity, the chief executive of npower has claimed.

Paul Massara said the actual unit prices of gas and electricity in the UK are among the lowest in Europe, but bills were high "because British houses waste so much energy".

The chief executive of npower Paul Massara has blamed the UK's high energy bills on the country's "old and draughty" houses. Credit: PA Wire

In the supplier's second "Energy Explained" report, Mr Massara said: "If we can increase the efficiency of the UK's old and draughty housing, we can ensure that annual energy bills are some of the lowest too."

The npower chief executive warned consumers that the cost of bills was set to increase unless households introduce efficiency measures.

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