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Affordable Warmth green measures unlock £11.3bn of lifetime bill savings

During 2018, the ECO scheme saw 212,700 measures installed, a 5% higher rate than 2017’s rate of deployment

UK’s efficiency schemes see 2.5m measures installed since 2013

The Energy Company Obligation and Green Deal Framework have helped 1.9 million properties use less power

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 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 […]

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 […]

Ofgem’s ECO proposal could add ‘£195m on energy bills’

Householders could have £195 million added on their energy bills as a result of one of the requirements proposed in Ofgem’s Energy Company Obligation (ECO) scheme. That’s the claim from energy efficiency surveys company EUM in response to the consultation on “requirements for demonstrating characteristics of hard-to-treat cavities”. Energy suppliers are obliged to improve the […]

British Gas launches online home energy saving tool

British Gas has launched a new online tool to help homeowners check what energy saving measures they are entitled to under the Government’s Green Deal and Energy Company Obligation (ECO) schemes. The Green Deal meets the upfront costs of eco-improvements with a loan paid back through energy savings, while ECO sets energy companies targets for […]

Government must implement policy for energy efficiency

The UK Government is being urged to take action and “not just notes” in getting the country out of recession by implementing a policy for energy efficiency. Environmental group WWF made the comment as it welcomed a new report by Consumer Focus, which suggested investing in energy efficiency schemes would not only mean warmer homes […]