Sustainable Warmth: Protecting Vulnerable Households in England – Strategy Released
This strategy is designed to ensure that people in fuel poverty have access to affordable, low-carbon warmth as we transition to net zero and work toward our fuel poverty target. It has been released on 11 February by BEIS.
Sustainable Warmth, the updated Fuel Poverty Strategy for England, sets out how we will tackle fuel poverty, while at the same time decarbonising buildings, so that those in fuel poverty are not left behind on the move to net zero, and, where possible, can be some of the earliest to benefit.
The strategy announces the expansion of the Energy Company Obligation (ECO) which will run from 2022 to 2026, with an increase in value from £640 million to £1 billion per year. The updated strategy additionally announces details of new funding of £150 million for the Home Upgrade Grant.