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Record numbers of houses keeping warmer in Hinckley and Bosworth – Councillor Michael Mullaney

March 14, 2012 12:56 PM

In Hinckley and Bosworth, 7,740 homes received free loft or cavity wall insulation since 2008, figures reveal.

Under the Carbon Emissions Reduction Target (CERT) energy companies are obliged to help households in England and Wales reduce their use of electricity and gas to lower their carbon emissions.

Suppliers are required to concentrate at least 40% of their activity on vulnerable and low-income households, such as people over 70.

Commenting, Liberal Democrat parliamentary spokesman for Hinckley and Bosworth Michael Mullaney Michael Mullaneysaid:

"These figures reveal how going green can save people money. Thanks to this duty on energy companies to insulate houses without cost to the homeowner, many households will have lower bills and can keep their houses warmer.

"From this autumn, Liberal Democrats have ensured the Green Deal will continue this work. The Green Deal will mean every home and business in Hinckley and Bosworth is properly insulated over the coming years.

"With the Green Deal, the Coalition Government is doing the right thing for the environment, household budgets and the economy. Not only does this mean lower energy bills for everyone but this huge investment will create green jobs and investment which leave a lasting legacy."


Notes to editors:

  1. The full figures, including for other areas, are available here:
  1. CERT runs from 2008-2012, when it will be replaced with the Green Deal, which was a Liberal Democrat manifesto commitment.
  1. The Green Deal is paid for through the savings made on people's energy bills and will mean no upfront costs for anyone receiving insultation.