Insulation body welcomes Energy Act

The National Insulation Association (NIA) has welcomed the “setting in stone” of legal framework for the Green Deal after the Energy Act was officially approved yesterday. The insulation body says […]

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By Vicky Ellis

The National Insulation Association (NIA) has welcomed the “setting in stone” of legal framework for the Green Deal after the Energy Act was officially approved yesterday.

The insulation body says that now policies such as the Green Deal, which will offer consumers loans to install insulation measures, and the Energy Company Obligation which takes over from the Carbon Emissions Reduction Target for businesses to cut emissions, are in place, they could transform the energy efficiency of our housing stock.

Neil Marshall, Chief Executive of the NIA wants more incentives put in place to drive the take-up of cavity wall and loft insulation.

He suggested that under current proposals, cavity wall and loft insulation will not be subsidised for the “able to pay sector” under the Green Deal and ECO as they are under the current Carbon Emissions Reduction Target.

Mr Marshall warned that this could undermine the success of the Green Deal at cutting carbon until it gets into full swing.