Press Release:
NIA calls on DECC to work with industry to scale back ECO cuts as another report claims cuts are excessive

Release Date 28 April 2014

With further reports today that analysis undertaken by energy consultant AgilityEco indicate the proposed Energy Company Obligation (ECO) cuts could be between £1bn - £2bn more than is needed, the National Insulation Association (NIA) is reaffirming its call to Government to work with the industry and energy companies in scaling back the cuts and help vulnerable households and those in Fuel Poverty.

Neil Marshall, Chief Executive of the NIA commented: "This new analysis which follows hot on the heels of the analysis undertaken and reported by the Association for the Conservation for Energy last week clearly highlights that the proposed cuts are well in excess of what is needed. It is now imperative that the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) works collaboratively with the industry and energy companies using the most robust evidence and data available to recalibrate the cuts."

Marshall added: "There are over 7 million households that need solid wall insulation, over 5 million needing cavity wall insulation and over 7 million still needing loft insulation. We have a collective duty to get these done as quickly as possible and to help those households in need to address the cost of living through long term, sustainable savings on their energy bills. To this end, it is essential that the cuts reflect what is actually needed and that the excessive cuts are invested in additional insulation measures to help those households."

For more information contact Duncan Murray at the NIA press office on 01327 227 010 or email Duncan@evolution-pr.co.uk

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