Press Release:
NIA responds to Labours plans to "reset the energy market"

Release Date 29 November 2013

Responding to today's publication of Labours Green Paper - Powering Britain: One Nation Labour's plans to reset the energy market, Neil Marshall, Chief Executive of the NIA commented: "We welcome the fact that reducing energy demand through increased energy efficiency forms an integral part of the plan and we will respond to the questions posed in due course. In terms of Labours plans in respect of changes to the Energy Company Obligation (ECO) and Green Deal, we would urge them to ensure that home insulation is a key area of focus."

Marshall added: "The NIA would like to see a national home insulation programme which is designed to systematically insulate the 5m cavity walls, 7m solid walls and 7m lofts that still need insulating in the most efficient and effective manner. In terms of 'Telling Sid', we should all be telling consumers that solid wall insulation can save £490* per year, cavity wall insulation £140* per year and loft insulation £180* per year.

For more information contact Duncan Murray at the NIA press office on 01327 227 010 or email

* Based on a typical three-bedroom semi-detached gas heated home - figures from the Energy Saving Trust.


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