NEA: Cutting the cost of keeping warm – a consultation to prepare for a new Fuel Poverty Strategy for England
On 22 July the Government laid draft regulations to create a new fuel poverty target "to ensure that as many fuel poor homes as is reasonably practicable achieve a minimum energy efficiency standard of Band C by 2030". This target is the culmination of three years of detailed work, including the independent Hills Review, which has changed our understanding of fuel poverty and how we need to tackle it.
The next step will be to set out a new strategy – the first in over a decade – for how this target will be achieved. To help prepare for the new strategy the Government launched "Cutting the cost of keeping warm – a consultation to help prepare for a new fuel poverty strategy" alongside the draft regulations on 22 July. The consultation, which runs until 7 October, seeks views on how Government can improve the design and delivery of policy in order to meet the new target.
NEA, in association with SSE and the Department of Energy and Climate Change, is organising six half-day seminars across England to engage with interested stakeholders during the consultation.
The aim of the event is to ensure that all local agencies, local authorities, housing associations, energy professionals and other interested stakeholders have the opportunity to get a better understanding of the Government's latest thinking, share best practice and contribute to the development of the strategy.
Where and when to take part
4 September – London (am)
11 September – Peterborough (am)
15 September – Scarborough (pm)
24 September – Newcastle (am)
25 September – Bristol (am)
2 October – Manchester (am)
How to take part
There is no charge for attendance. To register your interest click here»
We will forward further information, including venue, timings and programme as soon as they are finalised.
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