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Energy Efficiency of Existing Homes


Homes account for just under 30% of energy use and around 20% of greenhouse gas emissions in the UK. It is one of the few sectors where emissions reductions have stalled.

This inquiry will look at the Government's manifesto commitments and proposed strategies on energy efficiency and ask whether they will be enough to meet our net zero ambitions. 

It will also follow up on the findings of the former BEIS Committee’s inquiry into energy efficiency and consider whether its recommendations have been implemented by the Government.

Read the call for evidence for more information about this inquiry.

Work news

EAC comment: Heat and Buildings Strategy
Philip Dunne MP reacts to the Government’s Heat and Buildings Strategy which has been published this afternoon
19 October 2021
EAC comment: National Audit Office report – Green Homes Grant Voucher Scheme
Chairman comments on the NAO’s report on the Green Homes Grant voucher scheme
8 September 2021
All eyes on Government Heat and Buildings Strategy as Ministers dodge EAC recommendations to improve energy efficiency of homes
Committee publishes Government response to their report, Energy efficiency of existing homes
13 May 2021
Abandoning GHG must pave way for improved energy efficiency scheme in Spending Review, says EAC
As Government announces an end to the Green Homes Grant scheme, EAC Committee writes to the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy calling for clarity for contractors and homeowners
21 April 2021
Net Zero impossible unless urgent action taken on energy efficiency this decade
The Environmental Audit Committee publishes Energy Efficiency of Existing Homes report
22 March 2021
Green Homes Grant voucher target would take over 10 years to meet
BEIS Minister, Lord Callanan admits that only 20,000 vouchers towards energy efficiency improvements have been issued out of the Government's target of 600,000
8 February 2021
Difficulty finding registered tradesmen among Green Homes Grant criticisms
The Environmental Audit Committee has written to Energy Minister Kwasi Kwarteng following the EAC’s recent survey on early attempts to access the Green Homes Grant.
14 December 2020
EAC hears from Ministers on energy efficiency of existing homes
Environmental Audit Committee hears from Ministers from three Government departments in Energy Efficiency of Existing Homes inquiry
26 November 2020
Committee examines energy efficiency of existing homes
The Environmental Audit Committee explores the role of social housing providers in improving energy efficiency
13 November 2020
Experts questioned on energy efficiency of existing homes
The Environmental Audit Committee considers how should we finance energy efficiency measures to upgrade UK homes
2 November 2020
Committee invites public accessing Green Homes Grant to offer their views of the scheme
Committee seeks information from members of the public who need to access the Green Homes Grant
2 November 2020
Government advisers and industry experts questioned on Energy Efficiency of Existing Homes
Environmental Audit Committee considers the overarching issues relating to the current state of play with energy efficiency of homes
9 October 2020
Comment: Chancellor statement on energy efficiency measures
Philip Dunne MP, Chair of the Environmental Audit Committee comments
8 July 2020
New inquiry: Energy efficiency of existing homes
Lack of energy efficiency measures for homes is the focus of new Committee inquiry
18 May 2020
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