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Energy: Housing

Question for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

UIN HL17410, tabled on 23 July 2019

To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to address the reduction in energy efficient upgrades to domestic housing since 2014.

Answered on

1 August 2019

The Clean Growth Strategy set out the aspiration that as many homes as possible will be EPC Band C by 2035 where practical, cost-effective and affordable.

The current iteration of the Energy Company Obligation (ECO3) will upgrade around a million homes for low income and vulnerable households by March 2022, and we have committed to driving £6 billion into energy efficiency.

In April 2018, we introduced for the first time a minimum energy efficiency standard of EPC Bane E for private rented sector properties.

And, we have launched Simple Energy Advice, a new digital and phoneline service to provide homeowners with impartial and tailored advice on how to cut their energy bills and make their homes greener, as well as information on any available financial support.

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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy