Home energy efficiency and demand reduction Contents


Terms of reference


1 Introduction

2 Energy efficiency to date: a mixed record

An introduction to recent policies

The Green Deal

The Energy Company Obligation

Green Deal Home Improvement Fund

Zero carbon homes

Minimum energy efficiency standards

How effective have recent policies been?

Issues with the Energy Company Obligation

Issues with the Green Deal

Interactions between ECO and the Green Deal

Stop-start nature of energy efficiency policy

3 The new suppler obligation

Concerns with the proposed supplier obligation

Reduction in funding

Reduced targets

Predicted savings

Targeting hard-to-reach and fuel poor households

A regressive approach

Data issues

Transition to the new supplier obligation

4 Creating a clear, long term framework for energy efficiency

Stimulating the ‘able-to-pay’ market

Re-introducing attractive financing options

Driving demand through incentives

Communicating the broader benefits of energy efficiency

Enabling locally-led delivery

Encouraging the use of technology to reduce energy demand

Making energy efficiency a cross-Government priority

Developing robust regulation for new homes

5 Conclusions

Conclusions and recommendations

Formal Minutes


Published written evidence

List of Reports from the Committee during the current Parliament

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