With around 20% of UK carbon emissions coming from households, domestic energy efficiency and increasing local energy are key steps to deliver net zero targets. The housing stock is old and inefficient, and despite a smaller emissions total than transport or power generation domestic heat is likely to be one of the most expensive sectors in which to deliver decarbonisation, with required spend estimated at over £40bn. Government policy in this area is also limited, with funding largely limited to the Energy Company Obligation (ECO) – £640mn/year spend by energy suppliers.
Pixie Energy is working with Local Authorities, energy suppliers and energy efficiency installers to create a marketplace for domestic energy efficiency. This is initially focused on delivering through the ECO funding obligation, but may in future include other routes to market.
- Conservative manifesto promises £9.2bn in energy efficiency improvements
- September saw the highest number of measures installed under ECO3
- Scottish government’s new Heat Networks Bill to cut emissions from heat by 10%
- Vattenfall and Honda collaborate on the development of home charging solutions
- Scottish Government invests in social housing energy efficiency
- Government launches a Net Zero Review
- Energy:2030 Issue 22
- 14.7MW community solar and battery farm wins finance deal
- Government admits building energy efficiency increase needed
- Electricity North West launches Smart Street project
- ScottishPower and SP Energy Networks launch new climate roadmap
- Utilising mixed technologies to decarbonise heat will drive climate action