Households living in the least efficient homes will pay around £916 more per year on energy bills when the energy price cap rises to £2,800. If everyone living in homes below Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) band C were improved to EPC C today, the aggregate saving would be £10.6bn each year.
E3G will be joined by guest speakers to explore what can be done to address this “inefficiency penalty” – considering a package of measures to support a wide range of households.
Confirmed speakers include National Energy Action, Energy Saving Trust, EDF and the Insulation Assurance Authority.
Each expert will detail practical measures the government can take – including supercharging fuel poverty schemes; a new ‘ECO Plus’ programme; rolling out trusted advice to homeowners; providing new training opportunities to boost the retrofit supply chain; the role of regulation (including minimum energy efficiency standards); and structural incentives to spur action such as Energy Saving Stamp Duty.