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Incentives for energy efficiency retrofits

Simple financial incentives such as grant programmes stimulate a temporary upturn in investment levels, but do not support the growth of a self-sustaining market for energy efficiency. The transient nature of such incentives also causes problems as the delivery capacity needed fluctuates significantly over relatively short time periods. Therefore we are pushing for longer-term, more systemic incentives that stimulate steady and sustained growth in investment by making energy efficiency retrofits as ‘normal’ to consumers as an office refit or a new kitchen.

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  • ecoOur response to BEIS's consultation on ECO: Help to Heat By Pedro Guertler

    The overall size of Help to Heat is too small to meaningfully tackle carbon emissions and fuel poverty. Under the proposals, there will be significant under-delivery to households during the transition year. This is due to the progress made to date under ECO2, the potential for over-delivery and carryover of excess work into the transition year, and the fact that proposed deemed scores are approximately one third lower than the evidence from RdSAP assessments under ECO2. We therefore strongly recommend that the extended CERO target is increased from 3MtCO2 to at least 4.1MtCO2, and the HHCRO target from £1.84bn to at least £2.08bn.

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