The Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg, has announced that at least £540 million of the government’s £1.3bn per year home energy efficiency programme will be targeted at helping the poorest.
In his speech, Nick Clegg said: “We will be requiring the energy companies to provide an estimated £1.3bn a year of support for energy efficiency in our homes with at least £540m to fund energy saving improvements in the worst off homes.
“It is shameful that the UK still has so many families unable to heat their homes. By delivering lasting improvements, each year this money will help 180,000 of the poorest households make their homes cheaper to heat for good.”
The Energy Company Obligation will now target support, worth an estimated £540m every year, to fund energy saving improvements in the worst-off households.