Reports: Prime Minister planning to slash £1bn from existing energy efficiency schemes to fund new insulation drive

The Prime Minister is planning to divert more than £1bn from existing energy efficiency and clean heat programs to create a new scheme focused on insulating the homes of poorer households, according to reports. The Times reported this morning that Boris Johnson has told Ministers to draw up plans to fund an expanded program to … Read more

Government fires up Boiler Upgrade Scheme with promise of £5,000 heat pump grants

The government’s £450m Boiler Upgrade Scheme formally kicked off yesterday, offering qualifying households grants up to £6,000 when they replace fossil fuel boilers with efficient low-carbon heat pumps. The grant scheme is set to slash the upfront cost of heat pumps to a level where they could become cost competitive with fossil gas boilers while … Read more