DECC Extends ECO energy grant scheme until at least March 2017
First Published in ECO Grants
The Government-led Energy Companies Obligation (ECO), an environmental program active in the UK which provides financial aid to reduce domestic energy consumption, has been extended until at least March 2017.
Speaking at the 2014 ECOBUILD conference in London earlier this month Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, Ed Davey outlined that whilst the Government and the major utility companies were making great progress in terms of reaching energy-efficiency targets, there was still room for improvement.
Free Insulation offer extended to more homes
Free loft insulation and cavity wall insulation will be available as a first measure for a greater number of households under the Carbon Emissions Reduction Obligation (CERO).
Mr Davie outlined that although the average home is using a fifth less energy compared to 2004, there were areas that still need attention –
- Over five million homes in Britain could benefit from cavity wall insulation
- Around half of all homes don’t have energy-efficient condensing boilers fitted
- 7.5 Million homes could have more roof insulation
- Almost 8 million solid wall homes remain untreated
Changes to the Energy Companies Obligation are live from April 1st and can be viewed at the Government’s DECC website.