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Question for Department for Energy and Climate Change

UIN 204405, tabled on 8 July 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, if he will take steps to encourage the upgrading of (a) oil and (b) liquefied petroleum gas boilers in off-gas grid areas.

This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.

Answered on

16 July 2014

The Energy Company Obligation (ECO) will continue to fund upgrades of oil and LPG condensing boilers along with other energy efficiency measures for low income and vulnerable households.

DECC has also introduced the domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) to support renewable heating systems, offering off-gas households a way of choosing affordable heating alternatives. The domestic RHI compensates for the additional costs faced when replacing an oil boiler with a renewable heating system.

Answered by

Department for Energy and Climate Change
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