‘No chance’ for UK to meet net zero goal without energy efficiency, MPs warn

The Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee says progress is stalling not due to a lack of evidence on how to drive uptake but ‘a lack of political will’

Nearly 11% of English households ‘were still in fuel poverty in 2017’

A new statistical release from the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy shows more than 2.5 million households were still affected

New £140,000 energy advisor programme to tackle fuel poverty

The support provided will include energy efficiency advice, referrals to the Warm Home Discount Scheme, supplier switching advice as well as benefits checks

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Urgent action ‘needed to improve support for vulnerable customers’

A new report calls for suppliers, regulators and government, as well as other organisations to do more to identify and assist struggling billpayers

Labour plans to take National Grid into public ownership

The grid operator says this is the ‘last thing’ that’s needed and would delay the progress towards the green energy transition

MEPs back new rules to make power market ‘cleaner’ and prevent blackouts

They have adopted four new laws on the EU electricity market under the Clean Energy for All Europeans package

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Millions of elderly people forced to ration energy over winter

Compare the Market says 23% of people older than 65 limited energy use over the last few months to save money

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Four million Brits turn off power in winter to avoid pricey bills

Auto-switching service Labrador says 41% of Brits would pay more for an energy efficient property

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Somerset charity awarded £80k to tackle fuel poverty

The Centre for Sustainable Energy (CSE) will use the money to offer efficiency and billing advice

MPs launch inquiry into energy efficiency

The Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee is inviting written submissions until 17th January 2019