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Consultation on the Fuel Poverty Strategy for England

24 September, 2019

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Addressing energy efficiency is an essential step in combating fuel poverty as well as meeting net-zero objectives: CREDS response to the fuel poverty strategy for England consultation.

In 2014, the government introduced in legislation a fuel poverty target for England to improve as many fuel poor homes as is reasonably practicable to a minimum energy efficiency rating of B and C, by the end of 2030. BEIS is now looking to update the fuel poverty strategy for England.

Summary of our response

CREDS agrees with BEIS that addressing energy efficiency is a key step in not only combating fuel poverty but also in meeting our net-zero by 2050 objectives. Improving energy efficiency is a key way of achieving lasting reductions in fuel poverty by permanently reducing heating costs. There is also evidence that broadening the measure of fuel poverty to embrace social factors would be beneficial.

Mari Martiskainen, Ed Dearnley, Nick Eyre and Kay Jenkinson responded on behalf of CREDS.

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