MPs urge Government to reinstate zero carbon homes policy

The UK government is being urged to reinstate the zero carbon homes policy to help consumers save money on their energy bills, a recent news report has been able to suggest.

The Energy and Climate Change Committee is asking for the Government to either reinstate the old policy or set a similar one that ensures new homes generate no net carbon emissions and are inexpensive to heat and light.

The Energy and Climate Change Committee is also calling on the government to reinvigorate the “able-to-pay” market as it believes there is no support to help households who wish to install energy efficiency measures but cannot meet the upfront costs.

It suggests DECC to consider using the “pay-as-you-save” mechanism as well as the infrastructure behind the Green Deal Finance Company.

The MPs have expressed their have “serious concerns” regarding DECC’s proposed approach to tackling fuel poverty through energy suppliers. The report adds: “The importance of saving people from fuel poverty cannot be overstated but we heard that the government’s decision to use the new supplier obligation to do so may be misguided and that we are the only country in Europe to take this approach.

“Commercial energy suppliers may not be best placed to reach those households who need it most and a scheme which places costs on the very households it is designed to help is inherently regressive.”

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