Subsidised insulation

Meeting: 
MQT on 2011-12-14
Session date: 
December 14, 2011
Reference: 
2011/4005
Question By: 
Murad Qureshi
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

The current proposals for the Green Deal and Energy Company Obligation (ECO) - to be introduced Autumn 2012 and January 2013 respectively, will remove subsidies for cavity wall insulation and loft insulation. Households taking up the Green Deal will instead pay for insulation though a long -term, low interest loan. How are you ensuring that ALL Londoners (not just those in RE:NEW home energy efficiency programme areas) take up the opportunities for subsidised insulation now before those subsidies are removed?

Answer

Answer for Subsidised insulation

Answer for Subsidised insulation

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The affordable warmth element of the Energy Company Obligation will still provide full subsidies for low income and vulnerable households to improve their ability to heat their homes, which will include low cost insulation measures.

However, in the interim, I am encouraging Londoner's to take up CERT funding through a variety of ways including:

-  Promoting the Energy Saving Trust advice centre to residents outside RE:NEW areas through working closely with the delivery agents, but also through the RE:NEW postcode checker on my website: www.london.gov.uk/renew (then go to 'get involved').

-  Promoting the Home Heat Helpline through the 'Know Your Rights' campaign.

-  Working with boroughs to procure delivery agents through the RE:NEW framework to deliver CERT funding in the wider borough (for example in Lewisham).