Energy Bill Revolution

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Trying to convince people the benefits of energy efficiency is no easy task. It’s arguably one of the most boring subjects on the planet, but the potential benefits on the wallet or the purse are massive.

A phrase often overused states that ‘The greenest energy is the energy we don’t use’, but try telling someone to use less energy and the look they give you will cut you in half.

Until recently the economic case for unilateral energy efficiency across Britain had yet to be made. All previous attempts were based not so much on facts, but logic and belief, about the possible benefits.

The Energy Bill Revolution, is an alliance of children’s and older people’s charities, health and disability groups, environment groups, consumer groups, trade unions, businesses, politicians and public figures. Recently they released a report called ‘Building the Future’, produced by Cambridge Econometrics and Verco; which shows that a much more ambitious energy efficiency investment programme would pay for itself and significantly boost the UK economy.

The report states that “The programme would add £13.9 billion annually to the UK economy by 2030, with GDP boosted by £3.20 for every £1 invested by the Government. A national scheme to make homes super-energy efficient would result in £8.6 billion in energy savings per year by 2030, an average energy saving of £372 per household. After taking into account loan repayments this would result in £4.95 billion in financial savings per year for Britain’s households.”

It should come as no surprise that npower is a supporter of the Energy Bill Revolution. Our Energy Services division has customer satisfaction scores that rival some of the world’s leading brands.

This is the first time such a report has been produced and shows quite clearly the massive potential for Britain. Politicians now have an opportunity to come together to engage the public and deliver a real and lasting impact on the quality of housing stock here in Britain.



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