Local authorities win £88m for energy efficiency

DECC yesterday confirmed the 24 local authorities that will receive a share of the £88 million fund to improve energy efficiency in households across the country. The cash, which was […]

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By Priyanka Shrestha

DECC yesterday confirmed the 24 local authorities that will receive a share of the £88 million fund to improve energy efficiency in households across the country.

The cash, which was increased from the initial £20 million, will be used to install measures such as solid wall insulation and efficient heating systems in around 32,000 households. It will be rolled out on a street-by-street basis as part of the Government’s Green Deal Communities initiative.

DECC believes local authorities “know their areas best and which streets and properties could most benefit to upgrade their energy efficiency”.

Energy Minister Greg Barker said: “Properties across the country are leaking hundreds of pounds every year through faulty boilers, draughty windows and insufficient insulation.

“By installing energy saving improvements we can help thousands of hard pressed consumers save energy and lower their bills.”

Local authorities including Telford & Wrekin Council, London Borough of Harrow and Plymouth City Council will share part of the funding.