Homes Kept Warm for the Winter

March 13, 2012 11:27 AM

Carshalton and Wallington has received a helping hand from the Government, as a total of 2159 homes in the constituency have received free loft or cavity wall insulation since 2008.

Under the Carbon Emissions Reduction Target (CERT) energy companies are obliged to help households in England and Wales reduce their use of electricity and gas to lower their carbon emissions. Suppliers are required to concentrate at least 40% of their activity on vulnerable and low-income households, such as people over 70.

Commenting, Tom Brake, local MP for Carshalton and Wallington said:

"These figures reveal how going green can save people money. Thanks to this obligation on energy companies to insulate houses without cost to the homeowner, many households will have lower bills and can keep their houses warmer.

"From this autumn, Liberal Democrats have ensured the Green Deal will continue this work. The Green Deal will mean every home and business in Carshalton and Wallington could become properly insulated over the coming years.

"With the Green Deal, the Coalition Government is doing the right thing for the environment, household budgets and the economy. Not only does this mean lower energy bills for everyone, which is hugely important in the harsh economic times, but this huge investment will also create jobs; up to 20 a year in Carshalton and Wallington alone."

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