Responding to the devastating threat of climate change, Parliament has now declared a climate emergency and the UK Government has legislated to reach net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. This target can only be achieved with a major reduction in energy demand.
Huge potential still remains for making our homes more energy efficient. The UK can cost-effectively reduce energy demand in homes by a quarter. This is equivalent to the output of six nuclear power stations the size of Hinkley Point C and could save the average household £270 every year. There is technical potential to go even further and halve energy demand in homes.
As leading charities, NGOs and businesses, we are calling for energy efficiency to be an infrastructure investment priority and to allocate at least £1 billion of additional public investment every year to household energy efficiency, prioritising the fuel poor.
Download the declaration here