ECO energy efficiency scheme only benefits 6% of UK homes, ONS data reveals
Only 6% of British households have actually benefitted from the Energy Company Obligation (ECO) scheme by having an energy saving feature installed in their home, recent statistical data published by the ONS has been able to reveal.
Provisional figures show there were more than 2.1 million measures installed under ECO up to the end of March 2017, with 29,345 installed in March, 47% more than the 19,918 installed in February.
Around 35% of ECO measures were for cavity wall insulation, 24% were for loft insulation and 23% were for boiler upgrades.
Around 19% of activity took place in the North West (384,857), 12% in Scotland (239,672) and 5% in Wales (107,356).
The 694,146 ECO measures in the ‘Affordable Warmth’ subcategory, installed before December 2016, are estimated to deliver £8.25 billion of savings.
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