Business leaders urge government to avoid ‘false choice’ on how to fund expanded domestic energy efficiency scheme

Scores of businesses working in renewables, insulation, and housing have urged Boris Johnson to fund new energy efficiency support through fresh spending commitments, amid fears the Prime Minister is poised to raid existing energy schemes for money to enable increased support for fuel poor households. Nearly 50 businesses, trade bodies, green groups, and charities have … Read more

OVO and Cornwall Council team up for whole-house retrofit programme

Over 400 off-gas grid homes in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly are to receive whole house retrofit upgrades designed to drastically improve their energy efficiency, as part of a new partnership between energy giant OVO and Cornwall Council. Under the partnership, OVO’s Energy Solutions arm is to deliver the council’s Cornwall Winter Wellbeing partnership, … Read more

'The inefficiency penalty': Government again urged to get a grip on underpowered energy efficiency policy

CBI leads fresh calls for ‘an all-out national effort’ to improve energy efficiency and accelerate decarbonisation efforts Conservative in-fighting may be once again reaching one of its periodic crescendos, but there is another perennial occurrence evident in Westminster today: pleas for the government to do more to tackle the UK’s appalling levels of energy waste. … Read more

Energy efficiency scheme delays: Thousands of fuel poor homes to miss out on £600 bill savings

New analysis suggests ongoing ECO4 insulation scheme delay is costing households hundreds of pounds, as government declines opportunity to boost low cost clean energy development Ongoing delays to the introduction of the government’s flagship home insulation support scheme could end up costing 56,000 homes up to £600 each this year as the cost of energy … Read more