Fuel-poor Households

Part of Energy and Climate Change – in the House of Commons at 10:30 am on 23rd April 2009.

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Photo of Ed Miliband Ed Miliband The Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change 10:30 am, 23rd April 2009

I do, which is why we unveiled plans in February for "pay as you save" insulation, whereby people will be able to spread the costs of energy efficiency measures over a number of years; it will not be linked to the person in the house but to the house itself, so that the costs can be spread over 20 years or so. Therefore, part of the savings from the energy bills will be able to be used to fund to kind of insulation that we need. We have very ambitious plans for 7 million houses to have whole-house refurbishment by 2020 and all houses to have it by 2030. Unlike the Conservative party's plans, those are costed plans; they have been worked through and they will work.

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