ECO, the UK’s flagship £6bn domestic energy efficiency scheme, is being refocused on upgrading more than one million fuel poor homes over the next three and a half years, the government confirmed today. The Energy Company Obligation (ECO) scheme requires larger energy companies to supply heating and energy efficiency measures to domestic properties. BEIS today confirmed the scheme will be expanded to include more energy firms when the next phase kicks off this autumn and runs through until March 2022. And the government also confirmed that as previously mooted the ECO requirement for energy suppliers to promote carbon saving measures has been axed in favour of a refocus on delivering “affordable warmth”. As such energy efficiency improvements will have to be targeted at households that officially qualify as fuel poor.
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