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Next steps for improving energy efficiency in UK homes - Policy | Regulation | Implementation across housing types | Support for households | Priorities and key issues for housing sector stakeholders

July 2023

Price: £150 PLUS VAT

This conference examined priorities and next steps for achieving greater energy efficiency for domestic housing in the UK.

It was a timely opportunity for stakeholders and policymakers to discuss strategies for energy demand reduction across households, as well as policy options for supporting energy efficiency installations at the scale and pace necessary to meet 2030 ambitions.

Sessions in the agenda included:

  • key developments: energy demand, efficiency and security - immediate and emerging issues - policy developments and the way forward for achieving improved energy efficiency in households
  • industry priorities: the role of the housing sector - options for incentives - investment priorities - workforce recruitment and skills - management and rollout of retrofitting schemes
  • implementation: practical and strategic issues across housing types - retrofitting - new builds - the rental market and social housing
  • households and consumers: addressing affordability and fuel poverty - health and wellbeing priorities - financial and informational help - public engagement on demand reduction
  • regulation: priorities and next steps - administration and delivery of the ECO schemes - potential for the Great British Insulation Scheme

We are pleased to have been able to include keynote sessions with Andrew Abraham, Head of Policy, Delivery and Schemes, Ofgem; Madeleine Gabriel, Mission Director, A Sustainable Future, Nesta; and Professor Nick Eyre, Professor of Energy and Climate Policy, Environmental Change Institute, University of Oxford - as well as representatives from Ashden; Cornwall Insight; the Energy Saving Trust; E.ON; Frontier Economics; NatWest Retail; Octopus Energy; Redrow; Stonewater; University of East Anglia; and West of England Combined Authority.

The conference took place in the context of:

  • the Powering Up Britain policy paper with measures to support home energy efficiency and accelerate the development and rollout of heat pumps
  • the Government’s ambition to reduce the UK energy demand 15% by 2030, as announced in the Autumn Statement 2022
  • measures to support energy efficiency in the Spring Budget 2023 and Green Finance Strategy 2023
  • the launch of the Energy Efficiency Taskforce

It was an opportunity for stakeholders to consider the issues alongside key policy officials who attended from the CMA; DAERA, NI; DBT; DECC, ROI; Defra; Department for Communities, NI; Department for the Economy, NI; DESNZ; DfE; DLUHC; FCDO; GLD; HMRC; Home Office; HSE; MoD; NIC; OBR; POST; The Planning Inspectorate; The Scottish Government; and the Welsh Government - as well as parliamentary-pass holders from The House of Lords.

This on-demand pack includes

  • A full video recording of the conference as it took place, with all presentations, Q&A sessions, and remarks from chairs
  • An automated transcript of the conference
  • Copies of the slides used to accompany speaker presentations (subject to permission
  • Access to on-the-day materials, including speaker biographies, attendee lists and the agenda