Elmhurst's response to consultation on the fuel poverty strategy for England
Elmhurst Energy has today replied to the Business Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) consultation on updating the 2015 Fuel Poverty Strategy for England.
Elmhurst welcomes this consultation and as always we have fully considered the questions asked, then responded to those which we have sufficient experience to comment.
Stuart Fairlie Technical and Operations Director at Elmhurst stated “The fact that as a nation we are still debating fuel poverty and its effects on families throughout the UK is evidence in itself that we haven’t seemed to have made the necessary in-roads in this vital sector. We truly believe that more resources need to be utilised, and that the most in need homes need to be more easily targeted, the occupiers need the home assessed and they need advice and education to enable the improvements to be long lasting.
"It's high time that we are now in 2019 and we are still talking about keep people comfortable, healthy and warm in their own homes, which is depressing as a first world nation. We hope that BEIS finds our responses constructive and useful for taking the changes that are required forward.”
The deadline for responses is today (16th September 2019).
To read the full Elmhrust Response click here.
The consultation documents can be found here.
Article published 16th September 2019