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Energy: Conservation

Question for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

UIN HL11601, tabled on 17 December 2020

To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to introduce a fully funded network to provide comprehensive, independent and trusted advice on energy efficiency measures in England similar to the Home Energy Scotland network.

Answered on

4 January 2021

The Simple Energy Advice Service (SEA) was launched in 2018, in response to the Government-commissioned Each Home Counts Review, as a digital and phone line service to provide homeowners with impartial and tailored advice on how to cut their energy bills and make their homes greener. Since the launch of SEA, over 1 million unique users have accessed the site. We are committed to improving the SEA website, based on user needs and user research.

At a local level, the Government has provided £4.7 million to six local supply chain demonstration pilots, which are testing new approaches to supporting home energy retrofit in the able-to-pay sector in England. We are also working with Local Authorities through the Local Energy Programme to develop support for local retrofit programmes by addressing local barriers to clean growth activity.