Tag : fuel poverty
Ensuring widescale domestic energy efficiency will be vital to realise calls for stricter UK carbon emissions targets and should be made a “national infrastructure priority”, a fuel poverty charity has warned.
The Scottish Government has committed to limit national fuel poverty rates to no more than five per cent of the country’s homes by 2040 to allow for more widespread adoption of low carbon heating.
Some manufacturers and fuel poverty charities have warned that the 2018 Budget is a missed opportunity to push industry to adopt low carbon approaches to heating amidst the announcement of cuts to a long-standing incentive programme.
The 8th annual Gas Safety Week, which this year takes place between September 17 – 23, was launched at a special reception in parliament on September 13 with stakeholders committing to step up efforts around improving public awareness and pushing for legislative change.
The National Energy Action (NEA) charity is calling for fresh investment to improve the energy efficiency of UK homes and their heating systems as a means to more effectively address fuel poverty around the UK.
The National Energy Action (NEA) charity has said it broadly welcomes the government’s response to a consultation around the Warm Home Discount (WHD) initiative, but has urged improved support in some areas for vulnerable and elderly customers.
A project to install what developers have claimed is England’s largest shared ground source heat pump (GSHP) is expected to be completed on schedule by October 2018 - less than a year after installation work commenced.
The National Energy Action (NEA) charity has broadly welcomed a government consultation on amending the Energy Company Obligation (ECO) scheme with an extended focus towards ensuring warmth for fuel poor homes.
The latest Autumn Budget will do little to address concerns around fuel poverty, despite industry calls for more support for vulnerable individuals and lower income homes to heat their properties, CIPHE has argued.
The Committee on Fuel Poverty has called for fresh financing to support heating installations to aid help lower income homes adopt more renewable forms of heat.