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Energy Savings Trust

Volume 481: debated on Thursday 23 October 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many of the directors of the Energy Savings Trust are from energy producing organisations. (225995)

[holding answer 13 October 2008]: The Energy Saving Trust currently has four non-executive directors who are from energy producing organisations.

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what system is in place for ensuring that the Code for Sustainable Homes and the Code of Practice operated by the Energy Savings Trust give appropriate weight to innovative gas saving products. (225998)

[holding answer 13 October 2008]: The Energy Saving Trust does not operate the Code for Sustainable Homes, it is the responsibility of Communities and Local Government.

The Energy Saving Trust operates the “Domestic Energy Efficiency Advice Code of Practice”. This does not specify the absolute weight to be given to advice on any particular class of product or service; rather it emphasises that advice must be based upon, and relevant to, the requirements and circumstances of the recipient.