Press Release:
Green schemes key in combating rising energy prices

Release Date 14 October 2013

As the debate continues around rising energy prices and so called green taxes the National Insulation Association (NIA) highlights that green schemes are key to lowering domestic energy bills and that the savings can far exceed the associated costs of these.

Last week it was reported that the cost on domestic energy bills of the Energy Company Obligation (ECO), which provides free and subsidised energy efficiency measures, was £47 a year. However, the NIA commented: "The savings available to householders through installing energy efficiency measures can far outweigh this cost with cavity wall and loft insulation saving around £320* per year and solid wall and loft Insulation around £670* per year according to the Energy Saving Trust.

"In addition there are other benefits to be derived from the scheme including; tackling fuel poverty and climate change, reducing cold related excess winter deaths, security of energy supply and job creation. It is important that rather than simply talking about the costs of green schemes, the public are made aware of the savings and benefits they provide."

To find out more, or to contact their local installer, householders should visit the NIA website on or call 08451 636363

* Based on a typical three-bedroom semi-detached gas heated house installing cavity wall insulation and loft insulation, savings when you insulate an uninsulated loft. Solid wall insulation saving is the average saving between internal and external solid wall insulation. Both with an 80% efficient gas boiler and average gas tariff of 4.64p/kWh and electricity tariff of 15.32p/kWh; correct as of December 2012 and valid for 2013. Figures from the EST.


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