UK’s £6bn energy efficiency scheme to focus on fuel poor households

It will support energy-saving upgrades in more than one million homes over the next three and half years

UK Government ‘to miss fuel poverty target by at least 60 years’

Think tank IPPR is calling for a ‘fundamental reform’ of the Energy Company Obligation scheme

ECO scheme sees 2.3m efficiency measures installed

Cavity wall insulations made up the largest proportion of improvements at 35%

‘Businesses will shoulder the cost of energy efficiency schemes – but brokers can help mitigate these impacts’

James Rant, Business Development Manager at Utility Team, told us more

Cycling machines put a new spin on sustainability

A 50-minute spin class with 10 participants can generate up to 3,300 watts of power

UK Government launches £6bn energy efficiency package

Two consultations have been launched on the Energy Company Obligation and Warm Home Discount schemes

Ofgem: Reconsider suppliers’ role as primary route to low carbon funding

The role of energy suppliers as the primary route in funding and delivering low carbon support schemes should be reconsidered. That’s the suggestion from Ofgem in response to BEIS’ consultation on building a market for energy efficiency. Under the Energy Company Obligation (ECO) scheme, suppliers with more than 250,000 household customers are obliged to help […]

Energy efficiency scheme benefits just 6% of homes

Just 6% of all households in the UK had a measure installed under Energy Company Obligation (ECO) funding, as of December 2016. That’s according to the Office for National Statistics’ latest data on the scheme, which aims to reduce carbon emissions and tackle fuel poverty. It does so through larger energy suppliers funding the installation […]

Energy suppliers to insulate more fuel poor homes

Energy suppliers will have to install more solid wall insulation measures every year in fuel poor homes under new reforms. Changes to the Energy Company Obligation (ECO) scheme, which has now come into effect, will ensure energy companies provide support to those struggling to meet their heating bills. The scheme has been extended until September […]

Government pledges more help for fuel poor homes

The UK Government has pledged to provide more help for householders struggling to pay their energy bills. It has published reforms to the Energy Company Obligation (ECO) scheme, through which large suppliers have to deliver energy efficiency measures to homes in Britain. Launched in January 2013, it has delivered energy efficiency measures to 1.6 million […]