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Monday 28 February 2005
There are still too many people who cannot afford to keep warm. In 1996 at least 4.3 million households in England had to spend more than 10 per cent of their household income on fuel - the customary definition of 'fuel poverty'.
These households have to choose between being warm or spending on other essential items. Worse still, it is often those who are most vulnerable to ill health from cold homes - low-income householders aged 60 years or more, children, and the disabled - who find themselves in this position.
This situation is unacceptable, and the Government has acted to address the challenge posed by fuel poverty by reducing VAT on fuel, liberalising energy markets and reducing energy prices, and introducing winter fuel payments for pensioners.
But more help is needed for those in the worst difficulty, facing fuel bills of up to £1,400 a year. These households need substantial improvements to their heating and insulation to move them out of fuel poverty.
What HEES has to offer
Launched in June 2000, HEES offers more measures to help those at most risk of ill health from cold homes. These include, for the first time, heating as well as insulation improvements.
The improved scheme has two levels:
1) Grants of up to £1,000 for a range of heating improvements and insulation measures, including loft and cavity wall insulation and draught proofing, are available to:
households in receipt of an income related benefit
households who receive a disability benefit.
2) Grants of up to £2,000 are available to households who are over 60 and receive an income-related benefit. This is to provide both insulation measures and, where appropriate, high efficiency central heating systems for the main living areas.
For over 60's who live in a Home Office designated high crime areas may be able to have security measures - door and window locks - provided from a separate Home Office grant. For more details go to http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/crimprev/crpinit6.htm.
HEES is targeted at owner-occupiers and householders in the private rented sectors, who represent nearly 70 per cent of the households classified as fuel poor. It will provide nearly half a million households with warmer, healthier homes in the next two years alone.
The Government has allocated an additional £3.9 billion resources to local authority and other social landlords to speed up the repair and improvement of social sector properties, including improved heating and insulation.
Monday 28 February 2005
Energy Efficiency Best Practice Programme.
Waste often costs companies ten times more than they think - usually of the order of 4% of turnover. By reducing waste at source many companies can convert 1% of turnover into profit. You can help your company to take the initial steps to increasing profits by reducing waste - today.
The ETBPP aims to help UK companies work out the true cost of waste and take action to reduce it. By taking action, companies will not only reduce costs but will also improve their environmental performance.
The ETBPP provides UK companies with free advice and guidance to help improve profits by minimising waste and using cost-effective cleaner technologies. Throughout UK industry and commerce there are significant savings for the taking. The ETBPP produces audited case studies of a wide range of companies which have already reduced wastes and saved money - use these to help you!
The EEBPP is the UK Government's principal energy efficiency information, advice and research programme for organisations in the public and private sectors. Since it was established in 1989, it has helped many organisations to save up to 20% of their energy bills, and stimulated UK energy savings of around £650M a year. It also maintains the biggest library of independent information on energy efficiency in the UK.
The EEBPP promotes best practice through free publications and events, and encourages action with advice and support at every stage from planning to design, implementation and management. It also supports R&D on energy efficiency. The EEBPP is funded by the UK Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions (DETR), and is run in partnership with the devolved administrations in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. The programme is managed by ETSU at AEA Technology plc and BRECSU, part of BRE Ltd.
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