Housing: Carbon Emissions and Energy

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy written question – answered at on 17 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, what the Government’s long-term strategy is for incentivising owner-occupiers, that have means and access to finance, to make their properties low carbon and more energy-efficient.

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

In order to incentivise owner-occupiers to improve the energy performance of their homes, the Government will:

a) provide some financial support where needed over the next three years, especially to fuel poor and lower income households, in order to grow the market, including £950 million for the Home Upgrade Grant, £450 million for the Boiler Upgrade Scheme, and £1 billion per year for the Energy Company Obligation scheme. b) offer tailored advice and information to homeowners through the Simple Energy Advice service, and support green finance product innovation. c) Set higher minimum standards to improve energy performance across all housing tenures, seeking primary powers to enable regulatory measures when time allows. The Government also recently published its energy related products framework which will encourage manufacturers to produce more energy efficient appliances and products.

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