Fuel Poverty: Coventry

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy written question – answered on 27th May 2022.

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Photo of Colleen Fletcher Colleen Fletcher Opposition Whip (Commons)

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent estimate he has made of the effect of rising energy prices on the number of households in fuel poverty in (a) Coventry North East constituency and (b) Coventry; and what steps his Department is taking to reduce fuel poverty levels in those areas.

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

The estimated projections for fuel poverty in England in 2022, can be found on gov.uk. The latest subregional statistics are for 2020. Projections are not made on a sub-regional level.

The Government sees energy efficiency as the best way to tackle fuel poverty in the long term. In Coventry, 25,277 measures have been installed under the Energy Company Obligation to December 2021. 11,467 measures were installed in Coventry North East.

The Midlands Energy hub successfully bid for the Sustainable Warmth Competition, receiving funding through: Home Upgrade Grant (approx £28million) and the Local Authority Delivery Scheme Phase 3 (approx. £54million). Coventry was a consortium member under this bid.

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