We continue to work with energy suppliers and the insulation industry towards the Prime Minister’s commitment to insulate six million households by the end of 2011. The contributing schemes are the Carbon Emissions Reduction Target (CERT); the Warm Front programme; the Decent Homes programme; and when it becomes operational, the Community Energy Saving Programme (CESP).
We estimate that in 2008-09 around 1.5 million households received insulation under these schemes. Households may receive more than one insulation measure1 so the number of insulation measures delivered is greater than 1.5 million.
1 Ofgem’s final report of the second phase of the Energy Efficiency Commitment (EEC2) concluded, on the basis of monitoring results, that each household that benefited from professionally installed insulation measures received on average 1.3 measures.