Energy efficiency has become a leading factor in the sale of properties, with many potential buyers keen to reduce their bills.
And now, environmental think tank Green Alliance and the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) want a feed-in tariff brought in to improve the uptake of energy efficient measures.
The current feed-in tariff scheme, debuted in 2010, gives homeowners and businesses another reason to invest in renewables such as solar panels. The scheme pays out for every unit of renewable electricity generated.
The Energy Efficiency Feed-in Tariff
In the same vein of thought, the proposed Energy Efficient feed-in tariff (EE FiT) would reward homeowners for every unit of energy saved. This is coupled with the benefit of reduced energy bills.
A report titled “the power of negawats” says that the UK could cut electricity demand by 40% with an energy efficient feed-in tariff scheme. In turn this would save homeowners collectively over £10billion a year. And the Green Alliance says this is “a one off opportunity to save money.”
On top of this, Energy Minister Greg Barker said: “Energy efficiency is the huge national opportunity we have ignored for too long. The coalition is determined to put that right but we need action across the whole economy, not just one sector.
“However, improving the efficiency of the electricity sector is key. That is why we will be launching our own comprehensive consultation on electricity demand reduction this autumn to inform the latest Energy Bill. So I greatly welcome this report and its ambitious ideas as a contribution to this process.”
Double glazing as home insulation
Double glazing is one of the best home improvements to increase energy efficiency in your property. It serves as brilliant insulation, retaining heat in the home and keeping the cold out.
Two panes of glass are separated by a motionless energy efficient spacer, so heat can’t pass through the unit. This means you don’t have to turn up the thermostat on your boiler to keep warm, reducing energy bills.
With double glazing:
- Reduce your heating bills by £200 annually
- Keep your home warmer all through the year
- Cut condensation forming on your windows
- Reduce noise pollution and keep your home in peace and quiet
- Slash home carbon emissions, helping the environment
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If you’re interested in making your home more energy efficient, improving the aesthetic appeal of your property and cutting bills in the process, invest in double glazing.
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