Tackling recent price rises from energy suppliers by pursuing energy efficiency in the home could stimulate the economy, according to Consumer Focus.
Jonathon Stearn, a campaigner with the consumer body, said that a more pro-active approach in making UK homes energy-efficient could tackle fuel poverty while also providing jobs in the manufacturing and construction sectors.
He added that spending on energy efficiency programmes would have to be significantly increased but the benefits are clear to see.
Mr Stearn said: "It would be key to the building and manufacturing industries as it would be a major boost to those industries in terms of workforce."
The campaigner went on to say that spending on such domestic features as cavity wall and loft insulation would need to be roughly quadrupled from current levels if the plan was to prove a success.
Liberal Democrat MP David Heath recently announced plans to put forward a bill to eradicate fuel poverty by facilitating better access to cheap energy tariffs for vulnerable families and instigating the widespread use of energy efficiency.
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