The SEA’s mission is to place buildings at the heart of delivering the United Kingdom’s energy policy goals. This will allow them to produce energy directly through low carbon and renewable sources and to reduce energy waste by upgrading the building fabric of our homes, offices and properties. The SEA has conducted economic modelling to demonstrate this will be worth £12 billion per annum to the United Kingdom.
We will do this in a way that is founded on sound economics, properly researched costs, and constructively across the political spectrum. At the same time, we will ensure proper focus on individual policy measures currently under development, such as the reform of the Energy Company Obligation, the package of measures announced in the Autumn Statement last year by the Chancellor, seeing off the threat from Brussels to our reduced rates of VAT for energy saving measures, the implementation of the domestic Renewable Heat Incentive and the formal review of its non-domestic sister policy, and many others.