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ACE welcomes aims of ECO3 consultation

Kelly Greer, Research Director at the Association for the Conservation of Energy (ACE) welcomes the aims, targets and aspirations outlined within the Energy Company Obligation ECO3: 2018-2022 consultation.

ACE welcomes the focus on fuel poor households and in particular the extension of eligibility criteria for families and disabled households, the continued focus on rural fuel poverty and the focus on insulation as a primary measure. We also welcome the government’s intention to support the targeting of fuel poor households by sharing data between public authorities and energy suppliers and the potential extension of flexible eligibility for local authorities.

Since the government has proposed to drop the CERO target within the obligation, there is now no longer funding to support the wider decarbonisation of homes. It is critical that Government and industry now work together to develop a wider energy efficiency policy to meet the carbon reduction targets outlined within the Clean Growth Strategy.

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