Housing, environmental and anti-poverty organisations are calling on the Scottish Government and opposition parties to put more money for energy efficiency into this year’s budget in order to secure a “triple win” and improve people’s homes, create jobs and cut climate emissions. The Existing Homes Alliance, Friends of the Earth Scotland and Living Rent are calling for funding to tackle fuel poverty and boost energy efficiency to be increased to £244million for the coming year, up from just £145.6m allocated so far.
FoE Scotland 12th Feb 2021 read more »
Fuel poverty is the problem faced by households living on a low income in a home which cannot be kept warm at reasonable cost. Sustainable Warmth, the updated Fuel Poverty Strategy for England, sets out how we will tackle fuel poverty, while at the same time decarbonising buildings, so that those in fuel poverty are not left behind on the move to net zero, and, where possible, can be some of the earliest to benefit. The strategy announces the expansion of the Energy Company Obligation (ECO) which will run from 2022 to 2026, with an increase in value from £640 million to £1 billion per year. The updated strategy additionally announces details of new funding of £150 million for the Home Upgrade Grant.
BEIS 11th Feb 2021 read more »