Companies’ ‘profiteering’ and Russia are to blame for high bills, Brits say

Just 13% of the public believe that green levies should be removed to provide support to struggling households, a new survey finds

Trade association warns postponement of ECO scheme could derail net zero

The Association for Decentralised Energy said the reported cancellation of ECO scheme would hurt vulnerable customers

Thousands of low income households to be awarded free smart thermostats

Bulb plans to install Google Nest Thermostat E devices in 2,000 homes in the West Midlands as part of a trial

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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 […]