Heating our homes inquiry: ESNZ Committee holds first oral evidence session
The Energy Security and Net Zero Committee holds the first oral evidence session in its inquiry examining the ability of households to affordably heat their homes and what more needs to be done to deliver energy efficiency measures across the UK.
The first half of the session, featuring senior officials from the ESNZ Department, will focus on the Government’s current and past support schemes aimed at delivering low-carbon, energy efficient homes.
The Committee will then question representatives from the energy and insulation industries and fuel poverty charity National Energy Action about what more needs to be done in the UK to decarbonise homes and tackle fuel poverty.
In addition to issues around energy efficiency, the inquiry is exploring which technologies might replace gas boilers in homes. It will also look at the need to ensure new builds and renovated houses meet decent heat standards, the infrastructure problems surrounding delivering warm homes and how to ensure that the industry has the skilled workers that it needs.