Clive Lewis – 2016 Parliamentary Question to the Department for Energy and Climate Change

The below Parliamentary question was asked by Clive Lewis on 2016-04-22.

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what assessment she has made of the effect of the potential exclusion of the contribution made to energy efficiency of the Warm Homes Discount Scheme on meeting the 2020 interim target on such efficiency using the fuel poverty efficiency rating methodology.

Andrea Leadsom

The fuel poverty energy efficiency rating used to measure progress towards the fuel poverty target in 2030 and interim milestones in 2020 and 2025 includes the contribution of the Warm Home Discount scheme towards that target as, whilst it is an energy bill rebate rather than an energy efficiency measure, this has a significant impact on the ability of a household to keep warm. We are currently consulting on the 2016/17 scheme and will be publishing our proposals for the design of the future Warm Home Discount scheme (from 2017 onwards) for consultation later this year.