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Our Head of Policy, David Weatherall, is one of the Energy Saving Trust’s most experienced spokespeople and has worked on the policy issues around energy efficiency for more than ten years. Follow David on Twitter: @Atrapalhado

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Clean Growth Plan: Every householder needs help to make their home warmer

• We subsidise nuclear so why not cuts in energy usage? • Scotland testing new innovative equity release schemes While Brexit dominates the political headlines, we shouldn’t forget other pressing issues on the Government’s to-do list. On the energy front, we are still waiting for publication of the...

Submitted by David Weatherall on Fri, 23/06/2017 - 14:08



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Clean Growth Plan: New approaches needed to make fuel poverty impact

• 2.38million households need energy efficiency upgrades • Clean Growth Plan must make changes to help struggling households • More money, better targeting required The UK is soon to publish the Clean Growth Plan setting out the government’s strategy for carbon emissions reductions in the 2020s;...

Submitted by David Weatherall on Fri, 12/05/2017 - 11:59



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Decarbonisation policies resulting in higher energy bills? Hear from our Head of Policy

In response to the Lords Economic Affairs Committee publishing its report The Price of Power: Reforming the Electricity Market Energy Saving Trust’s Head of Policy, David Weatherall, challenges some of the key findings. In summary, the report raises concerns about the low levels of spare...

Submitted by David Weatherall on Fri, 24/02/2017 - 16:00



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Why now is the time for a bold energy transition plan

• EST publishes vision for transforming UK energy system • Warm homes must be at the centre of energy policy • Cross party support needed to create jobs, growth and better health for households The overarching UK energy policy environment is in the midst of change and we set out our vision our...

Submitted by David Weatherall on Fri, 29/07/2016 - 14:47



Energy Saving Trust response to the Spending Review

To reduce energy bills and meet our national carbon reduction targets the UK needs to achieve energy improvements in all our homes. The cuts announced this week in the Spending Review impact all the key areas of government support for home energy efficiency. Our view The current government has been...

Submitted by David Weatherall on Fri, 27/11/2015 - 17:26



Why EPBD is important

EU Directives don’t tend to be attention grabbing, but we believe that the latest goings on with the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) are worthy of sharing. In broad terms, the current EPBD (recast in 2010) promotes action on energy efficiency through building regulations when a...

Submitted by David Weatherall on Thu, 29/10/2015 - 12:10



Achieving subsidy free renewables

We’ve found that 3GW of new installed capacity of solar PV in the domestic, school and community sectors would only cost bill payers around 24p a year . [1] This is roughly equivalent to the capacity of the Hinkley Point C nuclear power plant (3.2GW). And with our suggested tariff rates and a...

Submitted by David Weatherall on Tue, 20/10/2015 - 13:41



Community Energy schemes are about to change

The government has launched a consultation to remove pre-accreditation as part of bigger plan to cut the costs of the Feed in Tariff (FiT) scheme. Here's why we think this consultation is important and also what we think this will mean for community energy groups across the UK. What has happened?...

Submitted by David Weatherall on Fri, 14/08/2015 - 09:30



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Energy Performance Certificates - the Dutch model

Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) have been in place in the UK since 2008. But have we made maximum use of them in promoting energy efficiency? In the Netherlands they’re taking a radical new approach – by sending every home in the country a document with their A to G home energy rating. Big...

Submitted by David Weatherall on Thu, 20/11/2014 - 09:00



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Energy efficiency improvements vs cutting back on bills

Energy Saving Trust Housing Strategy Manager, David Weatherall, examines home energy efficiency improvements in England and Wales. The news that there has been a 25 per cent fall in average home energy use begs the question: how much is the fall related to home energy efficiency improvements? The...

Submitted by David Weatherall on Tue, 20/08/2013 - 09:00