Boris Johnson urged to improve energy efficiency policy
Boris Johnson urged to improve energy efficiency policy: The Energy Efficiency Infrastructure Group (EEIG) has encouraged Prime Minister Theresa May to prioritise household energy efficiency measures in order to reduce heating costs.
In a letter to Boris Johnson, the organisation argued that households with adequate insulation could save £500 per year on energy expenditures.
The EEIG, which includes key business organisations, think tanks, and environmental NGOs such as Energy UK, CBI, Energy Saving Trust, and WWF, estimates that a reformed energy efficiency strategy could save the country almost £7.8 billion per year.
In recent weeks, there has been a growing push for the government to take immediate action to tackle increasing petrol prices.
“The cost-of-living crisis is being driven by soaring gas prices. A permanent solution to lower bills is by reducing demand through energy efficiency measures.” Said Sarah Kostense-Winterton EEIG Chairwoman.
“Emergency short-term measures for the most vulnerable households are crucial but it’s fundamental for the government to simultaneously focus on the long term to avoid future crises.”
“Improving energy efficiency is the best long-term solution to tackling fuel poverty, which is why we are supporting households across the UK to improve their energy performance and reduce bills, having already invested £1.3 billion this year alone to upgrade up to 50,000 homes.” Said A Government Spokesperson.
“The Energy Price Cap will remain in place, shielding millions of customers from rising global gas prices and we are continuing to support lower-income households through £4.2 billion in support, including the Home Upgrade Grant, Energy Company Obligation and the new £500 million Household Support Fund.”
The Prime Minister is set to meet with the Chancellor this week to explore potential steps to assist families deal with rising energy expenses.
Boris Johnson urged to improve energy efficiency policy: