The Chancellor of the Exchequer has announced a new grant scheme to improve the energy efficiency of homes in England, with insulation at its heart.
The scheme comprises grants of £5,000 to cover up to two thirds of the cost of energy efficiency improvements to homes in England, including insulation to prevent heat loss. Low-income homeowners can claim up to £10,000, to cover the full cost of improvements made.
In addition to the energy efficiency benefits and lower heating bills, the scheme is expected to support 100,000 jobs in the industry.
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Meanwhile, Superglass has welcomed the scheme as a much-needed measure towards greener living, but warns that sustained focus and investment is needed to ensure that the UK meets its energy efficiency targets. Superglass is also actively campaigning to ensure that the scheme is replicated in Scotland, and other parts of the UK.
Theresa McLean, Area Director for TN International UK & Ireland, who manufacture Superglass insulation, said: “We welcome the Chancellor of the Exchequer’s proposal for grants to households to fund improvements including installing insulation, but as the climate is a shared endeavour for all of us, we’d like to see it rolled out across the UK.
“Fully insulating a home is the most efficient way to reduce its carbon footprint. Not only does it prevent energy leakage, it allows other green technology like solar panels, biomass boilers and heat pumps to run more efficiently, and maximises their potential benefits.
“The Government’s Green Homes Grant is a great start, but if we realistically want to meet the UK’s net-zero target by 2050, it can only be the first step on a long and carefully considered investment road.”