Energy efficiency is key to cutting customers’ bills, says Energy UK
“Energy suppliers are committed to helping people make their homes warmer and more energy efficient. Suppliers already provide a wide range of help and support is already available and DECC’s announcements are a positive step towards tackling fuel poverty. It is important that the fuel poverty target focuses on the energy efficiency of fuel poor homes. Improving the energy efficiency is one of the most cost effective ways to help customers reduce their bills and stay warm.
“Energy UK also welcomes the Government’s decision to consult on a new cross-departmental Fuel Poverty Strategy. A coordinated and targeted strategy is necessary and vital to ensure we successfully use the resources available to tackle fuel poverty. Energy UK looks forward to working with DECC and others to help understand what the new fuel poverty definition and target mean for programmes designed to reduce fuel poverty.
"No one should have to worry about their energy bills. To find out what help you are eligible for, contact your energy company or call the Home Heat Helpline on 0800 33 66 99”