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Household Energy Efficiency

Volume 491: debated on Thursday 23 April 2009

17. To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what steps he is taking to improve energy efficiency in domestic properties by 2020; and if he will make a statement. (270315)

We have a comprehensive energy efficiency strategy for households which includes measures to improve the performance of energy using products and appliances, to raise the energy and carbon standards of new dwellings to zero carbon from 2016, to improve the energy efficiency of existing homes, and to provide information and advice to householders. We are currently consulting on policy options for the next decade through our Heat and Energy Saving Strategy.

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what recent steps he has taken to meet his Department's 2020 target on household energy efficiency; and if he will make a statement. (270296)

The Department has set out ambitious plans to offer 7 million homes whole house energy refurbishment by 2020, building on insulation of over 5 million homes since 2002. This morning, we are also announcing an increase in the level of the Warm Front grant from £2,700 to £3,500, alongside value for money improvements, a signal that we on this side are determined not just to improve energy efficiency but to provide most help to the poorest people in our society.