Energy efficiency in rural homes is up by nearly 3000% according to new report

By DARA BUTTERFIELD

A new report on the Government’s home energy efficiency programmes has shown energy efficiency measures installed through the Energy Company Obligation (ECO) scheme are up almost thirty-fold in just 6 months.

Energy companies have installed an estimated 23,400 insulation types – such as in lofts and cavity walls – in rural homes, as a result of changes to the ECO scheme announced in April this year, a dramatic increase from 834 measures at the end of March.

Amber RuddAmber Rudd, Parliamentary under Secretary of State for Energy, said:

“We’ve seen a major increase in the number of rural homes that have been made warmer and cheaper to heat – 23,400 measures installed, up from 834 in April.

“These new estimates from energy companies are a sure sign that action from Government to help people living in rural areas is working.

“I want to see energy companies continue to deliver their obligations so more rural communities can reap the benefits and stay warm this winter.”

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