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Tale of Two U.K. Homes Holds Secret to Cutting High Energy Bills

Better insulated homes can more easily weather high energy prices

About 60% of homes have low energy efficiency rating, according to the Office for National Statistics.

About 60% of homes have low energy efficiency rating, according to the Office for National Statistics.

Photographer: Jason Alden/Bloomberg

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Hardly a week goes by without British newspapers featuring a story about energy companies going bankrupt or household heating and electricity bills going through the roof.