Housing: Energy

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy written question – answered at on 15 December 2021.

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Photo of Alexander Stafford Alexander Stafford Conservative, Rother Valley

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how the Government intends to build on its strategies in the Path to Zero and Heat and Building to deliver UK energy-efficient homes.

Photo of Greg Hands Greg Hands The Minister of State, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

As set out in the recently published Heat and Buildings Strategy, Government have set a target for as many homes as is practical and affordable to reach EPC C by 2035.

The Government is using a range of measures to improve energy performance, including providing targeted funding where it is needed most, in particular fuel poor and lower income households. The Government announced a further £1.75 billion of new funding over the next 3 years for retrofitting homes, as well as a commitment to extend the Energy Company Obligation at £1 billion per year to 2026. The Government is also introducing a new Boiler Upgrade Scheme of £450 million to help people make the switch to energy efficient, low carbon heating systems.

In addition to a range of grant funding and subsidies, the Government is working with industry to catalyse the green finance market, ensuring that consumers will have a range of affordable, appropriate finance options to support the transition to low carbon heating. This includes supporting innovation for green finance innovation, and consulting on setting requirements for mortgage lenders.

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