The government should reduce its dependence on the Energy Company Obligation (ECO) scheme to deliver energy-saving measures by putting more direct funding into efforts to upgrade England’s homes, a committee of MPs has recommended.
Utility Week 12th July 2019 read more »
The Government is presiding over a “failing policy” when it comes to making sure homes and offices are well insulated and energy efficient, MPs have warned.
Energy Voice 12th July 2019 read more »
The UK “stands no chance” of slashing greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2050, nor meeting its interim carbon budgets, unless the government takes urgent action to improve the energy efficiency standards of buildings and households, a group of MPs has warned.
Business Green 12th July 2019 read more »
Energy efficiency: building towards net zero. The widespread deployment of energy efficiency measures across the UK’s buildings will be a key pillar of any credible strategy to meet net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, to tackle fuel poverty and cut energy bills. Energy efficiency investment also has the potential to unlock substantial, long-term economic returns. After a period of declining financial and policy support for energy efficiency, the Government published its Clean Growth Strategy in October 2017, which set new aspirations for energy efficiency. We launched this inquiry to assess how the Government’s energy efficiency ambition is being translated into action. We conclude that the Government is off-track to meet its targets; major policy gaps still exist. The UK’s building stock remains one of the most inefficient in Europe. If the Government will not back energy efficiency, one of the cheapest ways to reduce our carbon emissions, it will not bode well for the other, costlier actions required for decarbonisation.
Parliament 12th July 2019 read more »