Rushanara Ali – 2016 Parliamentary Question to the Department for Energy and Climate Change

The below Parliamentary question was asked by Rushanara Ali on 2016-03-07.

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, if she will make it her Department’s policy to replace the Green Deal with a scheme to improve energy efficiency in able-to-pay households, in addition to the post-2017 Energy Company Obligation and extension to the Warm Home Discount announced as part of the Spending Review.

Andrea Leadsom

We intend to focus our efforts through ECO and the Warm Home Discount more effectively on the fuel poor and continue to deliver on our commitment to insulate 1 million more homes this Parliament.

We are also looking at a range of policy levers for driving take up of low carbon heat and energy efficiency in non-fuel poor households.

We have commissioned The Bonfield Review to ensure that the current quality and standards framework properly supports and protects consumers; a report will be published in Spring 2016.