Hills Review Final report published Low income/high required energy spend Scale of fuel poverty reduces for pensioners but increases for families with children Reiterate that targeted heating/insulation programmes best for alleviating fuel poverty Further consultation in summer 2012
Impact of Hills Fuel poverty in England 2010 by current definition and by Hills’ proposals DefinitionNumber of fuel-poor households % of fuel-poor households Current3,536,00016% Hills proposal2,666,00012%
Fuel poverty remains a serious national problem and the Coalition is absolutely committed to tacking it
Green Deal Energy Company Obligation Carbon Saving Obligation £950 m Focused on delivering large volumes of solid wall insulation for all GD customers. Includes non standard cavities; contributions to district heating also allowed as part of package with SWI. Affordable Warmth target £350m Qualifying benefits; private tenures; any measures including boiler repairs; ASHP but no added score; contribute toward district heating Objective: to deliver carbon savings & support low income vulnerable consumers - £1.3b 'New' third element – Carbon Saving Communities obligation £190m Insulation schemes for the lowest 15% of the Super output Areas. 15% must be rural (pop. < 10,000). Qualify as ECO AW; private only.
ECO supporting low income households? CSC + AW = £540m. Able to pay = £760 CERT/CESP/WF 2009/10 = £1.1b Hills said must be > 50% to be equitable Impact Assessment assumes 20% of CSO will be delivered to low income families Impact assessment anticipated that the cost of ECO is recovered through energy bill levy – regressive. Unless we make sure all thise eligible claim.
Spending on fuel poverty ‘…the fuel poor…will need additional support….The sums of money are very large.’ An additional £728 million to equal Scotland
Energy Bill Revolution Put carbon tax revenue into fuel poverty programmes £4 billion p/a over 15 years ETS and carbon floor price www.energybillrevolution.org
HEC (of) A Revival Greg Barker: HECA 'forms an important part of the Government's strategy to ensure coherent and joined-up implementation of the Green Deal right across the country.‘ Andrew Warren: set local targets
HHSRS development Private landlord ignores advice from EHO to not put panel radiators Landlord referred to Residential Property Tribunal (RPT) – they find it satisfactory Council appeal to President of Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber) (UTLC) Appeal upheld – running costs important
Consultation on Vulnerable Customers Strategy www.whichbigswitch.co.uk Not widen role, but strengthen your ability to intervene where information shows anomalies Strengthen call for roadmap to 2016 A little less ‘passive observation’ a little more action please! Energy Bill Revolution
CESP progress CESP progress to Dec 2011 (end Dec 2012) 15% of total carbon reduction carbon met On completion, achieve 68% of target Enforcement could be 10% of company’s annual turnover Lots of SWI and hard-to-treat cavities – mostly controls, boilers and lofts
RHPP opportunities Additional £10m for social landlords Emphasis on learning to inform RHI Application process until 4 th July with projects complete by 31 st March 2013 This is a money-off measures scheme, off gas areas only Also fund metering to better understand performance (ASHP only) Excellent opportunity to gather billing and satisfaction data alongside it EST administering Communities competition coming soon
NEW and available now! Level 1 qualifications with in-built literacy and numeracy The principles of fuel consumption in the home, C&G’s 6281-10 The principles of renewable electricity, C&G’s 6281-11 The Principles of renewable heat, C&G’s 6281-12 The principles of heat loss and insulation, C&G’s 6281-13 The principles of space and water heating, C&G’s 6281-14 Available soon! Domestic Green Deal Advisor course being developed in accordance with the governments national occupational standards for green deal advisors and recommended learning syllabus (not yet agreed) Delivering Energy Efficiency Projects A level 4 qualification for those advisors who already hold the 6281/01 (or previous 6176/01) qualification or who are delivering projects and come with knowledge but require a formal, higher level qualification E-learning and E-assessments for NEA’s Energy Awareness course and C&G’s 6281/01 examinations available from next year and specifically aimed at engaging with colleges and academies Training with NEA For further information please contact e: email@example.com t: 0191 2692931
Interesting reports DECC, The Green Deal and Energy Company Obligation: Government response to the November 2011 consultation, June 2012 IPPR, The True Cost of Energy, April 2012 www.parliament.uk/briefing-papers Updated household energy bills explained for all gas and electricity customers; Factsheet 97; 31.05.12 www.ofgem.gov.uk DECC, Annual Report on Fuel Poverty Statistics, May 2012
Events New website launched – www.nea.org.uk Conference – September 10 th, 11 th, 12th Footprint awards – applications by 27 th September. Nine organisations across England will receive an award of £2,000 to help deliver a new initiative or add value to an existing project. One winner of £3,000. Any other announcements?
Warm Front update Scheme is now operating with £100m to spend Help us bring the help to those who need it Funding to work with local authorities to target a mail-out