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Record numbers of houses keeping warmer in Bath

March 12, 2024 by Don Foster MP in Don in Bath, News with 0 Comments

In Bath, 3,483 homes received free loft or cavity wall insulation since 2008, figures reveal.

Under the Carbon Emissions Reduction Target (CERT) energy companies are obliged to help households across Great Britain reduce their use of electricity and gas to lower their carbon emissions.

Suppliers are required to concentrate at least 40% of their activity on vulnerable and low-income households, such as people over 70.

Commenting, Don Foster MP said:

“These figures reveal how going green can save people money. Thanks to this duty on energy companies to insulate houses without cost to the homeowner, many households in Bath will have lower bills and can keep their houses warmer.

“From this autumn, Liberal Democrats in government have ensured the Green Deal will continue this work. The Green Deal will mean every home and business in the city is properly insulated over the coming years.

“With the Green Deal, the Coalition Government is doing the right thing for the environment, household budgets and the economy. Not only does this mean lower energy bills for everyone but this huge investment will create green jobs and investment which leave a lasting legacy.”

In Bath and North East Somerset, the Liberal Democrat Council administration has set aside £100,000 to help local residents benefit from the Green Deal.

Liberal Democrat Councillor for Bathwick and B&NES Council Member Champion for Energy and Climate Change, David Martin, commented:

“The Green Deal will help to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in B&NES and this Council funding will ensure that those who are most in need will benefit first. ”

“A quarter of the UK’s carbon emissions comes from the energy used in homes and I’m pleased that the Council is committed to helping residents do their bit to reduce emissions.”

 

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