Westminster Energy, Environment & Transport Forum

Improving domestic energy efficiency in England - policy targets, retrofitting, and innovation in funding and technology


This conference will discuss the next steps for improving domestic energy efficiency in England.

We expect discussion on:

  • Steps required to meet government targets for upgrading homes by 2035, and all fuel-poor homes by 2030;
  • Innovative models such as green mortgages for financial support to help increase energy efficiency, drawing on measures in the Green Finance Strategy; and
  • The future of policy for encouraging increased energy efficiency in homes, following the government response to the call for evidence on building a market for energy efficiency.


There will be keynote addresses from: Sam Balch, Deputy Director, Home Retrofit, Energy Using Products, BEIS and Chris Stark, Chief Executive, Committee on Climate Change.

Further confirmed speakers include: Sophie Adams, Product Owner, Data Services, Ofgem; Michael Barlow, Head, Energy, Power and Utilities Sector Group, Burges Salmon; Peter Broad, Senior Policy Researcher, Energy policy research team, Citizens Advice; Steve Cox, Engineering and Technical Director, Electricity North West; Alasdair Donn, Head of Building Performance, Group Sustainability, Wilmott Dixon & Non-Executive Director, BSRIA; Paul Ellis, Chief Executive, Ecology Building Society; Richard Long, Business Development Director, Engie and a senior speaker confirmed from E.ON and Nottingham City Homes and the Energy Saving Trust.

The agenda

  • Assessing current standards and progression towards sustainable homes;
  • Government priorities for achieving domestic energy efficiency targets by 2035;
  • Tackling barriers for energy efficient new homes and retrofitting - costs, funding and communication benefits;
  • Innovative approaches to delivering savings - new technologies, alternative energy sources and future energy industry obligations;
  • Next steps for industry implementation to develop domestic energy efficiency; and
  • Case study: lessons learned from devolved initiatives.

Price: £95 PLUS VAT

Shortly after every Westminster Energy, Environment & Transport Forum seminar, a briefing document is produced. This is distributed to all delegates on the day as well as to our policymaker contacts in government, and to stakeholders more widely.

A seminar publication provides a timely record of proceedings, and acts as a guide to the latest thinking on current policy issues for those unable to be at the event.

This publication includes


Contributions from keynotes and panellists, including accompanying slides*
*Subject to approval

Delegate Pack

Information from the day, including delegate list, biographies and agenda


Transcript of questions and comments posed to speakers from attending delegates


Supplementary articles from speakers
and delegates