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Will budgetary restrictions extend the deadline?
Future governments will now, for the first time, be required by law to tackle fuel poverty by making the coldest, leakiest homes in England more energy efficient.  A new legally binding target – in force since December 2014 – is at the heart of the new Fuel poverty strategy.  It requires a minimum standard of energy efficiency (Band C) for as many fuel poor homes as reasonably practicable by 2030.
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DECC:  A fuel poverty strategy to end cold homes for good

DECC:  Can the ‘poor’ afford the government’s green policies? (2nd item)

‘Hidden army’ could help tackle cold home deaths and illnesses, says NICE

DECC:  £70m for home energy efficiency through the Green Deal Home Improvement Fund Release 3

Carl Sargeant seeks “big six” talks

Granite City green heat revolution

Renters & landlords to enjoy warmer properties and cheaper bills

PX:  Pensioners to ‘opt-in’ to receive Winter Fuel Payment under think tank plan

Government schemes make winter warmer for 1m homes

CCC:  Addressing fuel poverty & meeting carbon budgets go hand in hand

More households can benefit from renewable heating

WAG’s Nest scheme helps another 5,000 people in fuel poverty with their energy bills

Cutting the cost of keeping warm to tackle fuel poverty

Energy efficiency standard launched

“EU-backed Arbed scheme is cutting fuel bills and creating local jobs” – Jane Hutt

Secure Government Data storage: The importance of protecting the device and not just the network