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

Community wind initiative to fight fuel poverty in Scotland

Fuel poverty is said to be directly affecting more than half of Scottish millennials

Ofgem proposes changes to Fuel Poor Network Extension Scheme

Ofgem is proposing to remove the eligibility criteria for the Fuel Poor Network Extension Scheme (FPNES). The initiative helps households that are not connected to the gas grid to switch to natural gas by offering funding towards the cost of connecting to the network. The regulator is proposing to remove the FPNES eligibility criteria that […]

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 […]

Fuel poverty charity says government must act

A fuel poverty charity has told the government how to help vulnerable households stay warm. The report from National Energy Action (NEA) comes on Fuel Poverty Awareness Day and suggests a number of measures to help provide greater support to people suffering from fuel poverty. It recommends the UK Government makes funds available for fully funded first time gas […]

More fuel poor homes to be connected to gas grid

Ofgem has revealed plans to connect more households to the gas grid in a bid to reduce fuel poverty. Network companies will have to deliver more than 90,000 – or 18% more – fuel poor connections by 2021. The change, including a number of other revisions to the Fuel Poor Network Extension Scheme, will come […]

DECC seeks to extend Warm Home Discount scheme

The UK Government is proposing to extend a scheme that gives fuel poor householders a one-off discount on their electricity bills. Currently in its fourth year, the Warm Home Discount (WHD) was launched in a bid to reduce fuel poverty and the impact of rising energy prices on low income and vulnerable households. Under the […]

‘Seven million people living in fuel poverty’

A total of seven million people, including 2.2 million children, are living in fuel poverty in England. New figures released today claim the number of children “growing up cold” has risen by 26% – or 460,000 – compared to a year ago. One in five Brits have switched off their heating this winter to save […]

Ofgem: Suppliers largely doing well on Warm Home Discount

The Big Six energy suppliers are largely meeting their Warm Home Discount (WHD) obligations according to a report on the second year of the scheme released by Ofgem. Overall the suppliers – which have to participate in the scheme – spent a total £290.3 million on helping customers who are fuel poor or in a […]

Peru to power two million fuel poor homes

More than two million homes in Peru (pictured, Cusco city) will soon have access to electricity following the Government’s plans to install solar panels in 500,000 households across the country. Minister of Energy and Mines Jorge Merino Tafur announced the start of the new National Photovoltaic Household Electrification Programme (NPHEP), which aims to provide energy […]