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PLEASE SUPPORT THE DOMESTIC PREMISES (ENERGY PERFORMANCE) BILL

Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) measure the efficiency of a home, rated from A – G, and yet two thirds of UK homes fall below the average Band C. The Government made an important commitment to upgrade all homes to EPC Band C by 2035 in its Clean Growth Strategy, starting with fuel poor homes by 2030, but this has not yet been enshrined in law.

With your support, we can help to legislate for the upgrade of homes to a minimum target of EPC Band C to prevent such a vital ambition from being disregarded down the line. This will provide the certainty needed to trigger vital industry investment and ensure that all homes are more energy-efficient, affordable, and warm and help to achieve the UK’s net-zero carbon target.

Support the Domestic Premises (Minimum Energy Performance) Bill.

Please write to your MP (stressing you are a constituent and adding your postcode) asking them to support the bill and urge them to write to the Energy Minister, the Rt Hon Kwasi Kwarteng, requesting him to support the Domestic Premises (Energy Performance) Bill and to:

  1. Work with “business managers” to ensure that time is made in the House of Lords to enable the Bill to progress, or
  2. As he promised at the Sustainable Energy Association reception on 24th February, himself introduce legislation to enshrine the EPC targets in law.

Your MP’s email address is:

forename.surname.MP@parliament.uk (if you have difficulties, please email ron.bailey@sustainableenergyassociation.com)

A huge thank you to one of our most active supporters this month, Property Energy Professionals Association (PEPA)! Thank you for the letters sent to MPs and for your ongoing support. We hope others follow suit.

The Bill was introduced by Sir David Amess MP before the election in the House of Commons and after the election into the House of Lords by Lord Foster. The Bill had its second reading in February and will now be progressed to Committee Stage in the House of Lords by Lord Foster. To highlight its importance and encourage Ministers to support its introduction, the SEA is gathering support from industry, other organisations and across Parliament.

The Sustainable Energy Association Reception was also centred around the EPC band C campaign. It was really encouraging to have such fantastic support from both industry and Government – see more photos from the event.

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    Current Supporters

    Parliamentarians

    Lord Foster of Bath
    Sir David Amess MP
    Southend West
    Sir Graham Brady
    Altrincham and Sale West
    Jon Cruddas MP
    Dagenham and Rainham
    Peter Aldous MP
    Waveney
    Rosie Cooper MP
    West Lancashire
    Alistair Carmichael MP
    Orkney and Shetland
    Duncan Baker MP
    North Norfolk
    Munira Wilson
    Twickenham
    Wera Hobhouse MP
    Bath
    Click here to view all parliamentarians supporting this campaign.

    Organisations & Individuals

    Stuart Oakes
    Stroma
    Richard Lupo
    Suss Housing
    Tom Bragg
    Cambridge Carbon Footprint
    Zaki Mostufa
    Martyn Reed
    Elmhurst Energy
    Rona Mitchell
    Rob Cartwright
    CoreLogic Limited
    Toby Putnam
    Sean Stevenson
    Westville Limited
    Luke Osborne
    ECA (Engineering services trade body)
    Click here to view all organisations and individuals supporting this campaign

     

    Why is the bill so important?

    Reducing energy use in our homes is a key step in the fight against climate change whilst creating healthy, warm and affordable homes to live in – something that is not possible for those living in fuel poverty or cold and damp homes today. More than 12 million homes fall behind EPC Band C, meaning occupants are spending more on their energy bills and we are emitting more carbon than is necessary. This represents two thirds of UK homes. The Domestic Premises (Minimum Energy Performance) Bill would help to turn this around.

    What will the bill mean?

    The Bill will compel the Government to develop a more detailed plan of action to bring all fuel-poor homes to EPC Band C by 2030, and all those not classified as fuel poor by 2035; it will also require the Minister to maximise the adoption of existing, new and innovative technologies and to consider how best they can be utilised to realise the Bills aims.

    This clear plan will encourage innovation, provide certainty to industry, investors and homeowners and encourage the uptake of sustainable, low carbon, energy efficient solutions.

    Domestic Properties (Minimum Energy Performance) Bill

    Balance sheets representing economic analysis for fuel poor and non-fuel poor homes, based on Government data:

    Non-Fuel-Poor-England-Balance-Sheet_June2020_FINAL

    https://www.sustainableenergyassociation.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Fuel-Poor-England-Balance-Sheet_Jan2020_FINAL.pdf