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140 landlords, councils and academics urge Prime Minister for annual solid wall insulation targets
By: Sustainable Homes
The group notes the potential for ECO to boost UK’s economy by £8bn, lift people permanently out of fuel poverty and provide local skilled jobs. They urged the Prime Minister to set minimum annual solid wall installation targets to protect solid wall jobs for the long term.
They also called for maximum targets for easy to treat cavity walls in the Carbon Emissions Reduction Obligation (CERO) and for clarity on the transition between ECO 1 and ECO 1.2, to prevent the same uncertainty happening again. The group includes academics, contractors and social landlords and councils, who manage the homes of, or hold jurisdiction over four million people and is responsible for thousands of projects to improve homes across the country in some of our most impoverished communities.
Andrew Eagles, Managing Director of Sustainable Homes commented “Social housing providers have committed substantial time and funds to develop local programmes to reduce fuel poverty. We are calling on the Prime Minister to secure support for local jobs and for fuel poverty reduction. Annual solid wall targets are essential.”
For more information contact: AndrewEagles 0208 973 0420 www.sustainablehomes.co.uk