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Rural Areas: Energy

Volume 470: debated on Friday 25 January 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) what steps his Department is taking to provide energy efficiency measures suitable for rural consumers in hard to heat homes that do not respond to traditional energy efficiency measures; (180867)

(2) what (a) measures his Department is taking and (b) advice and support is available to encourage rural consumers in hard to heat homes to become more energy efficient.

Details of grants and offers for energy efficiency measures are available, by postcode, on the website of the Energy Saving Trust, which is funded by DEFRA to promote and support energy efficiency in the household sector. The trust’s Innovation Programme has included four projects relating to the use of energy efficiency measures in hard to treat homes.