Britain’s current energy efficiency policy has failed. The number of home-owners fitting energy saving measures in their homes has plummeted in recent years and the industries supplying them have suffered low demand and job losses. This needs to change. Energy efficiency is too important to be ignored or botched. In this report we outline the multiple benefits of domestic energy efficiency, the primary problems with the previous approach (the Green Deal), and we propose an ambitious and practical set of recommendations to engage consumers, drive demand and enable consumers to improve the energy efficiency of their homes.
This report was written for ResPublica by Jan Rosenow and Richard Sagar.