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An Englishman’s home may be his castle, but it should still be subject to a yearly MOT, says the government’s chief scientific adviser John Beddington. People may think they’re being “greener than thou” by recycling and flying less, but good old-fashioned loft insulation will make the biggest difference in the fight against climate change, he says. If we really want to save the planet, we must make the buildings we live and work in more energy efficient; and there should be penalties…

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