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BEIS’ Household Energy Efficiency Statistics (April 2017)

BEIS statsBEIS released the latest (provisional) energy efficiency national statistics on 20 April 2017.

The statistics cover the measures installed under the Energy Company Obligation (ECO) and the Green Deal in Great Britain.

Additional useful information such as ECO delivery costs, and estimates of energy and carbon savings, is also included. A full size version of the graph above, which shows ECO measures installed by obligation, by month, up to the end of February 2017, is in BEIS’ release.

Headline findings include:

  • Around 2.2 million measures were installed in around 1.7 million properties through ECO and under the Green Deal Framework to the end of January 2017
  • 96% of those measures were delivered through the ECO
  • 14,030 households had Green Deal Plans at the end of February 2017; the same number as those in progress at the end of January 2017
  • Of all notified ECO measures installed, 35% were for cavity wall insulation, 24% were for loft insulation, and 23% were for boiler upgrades. There were around 141,000 solid wall insulations which accounted for 7% of all measures
  • On average, around 6% of all households in Great Britain had a measure installed under ECO funding up to the end of December 2016

Energy Trends: Renewables (April 2017)

Renewables 180417The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) published the latest trends in renewable energy in the UK on 13 April 2017.

The figure to the left shows the change in renewable electricity generation in terawatt hours in each quarter between 2013 and 2016. A full size version is in BEIS’s report.

Headline findings for 2016 include:

  • Renewable electricity generation in 2016 fell by 1.0% compared to 2015
  • However, 2016 was still “the second highest year ever for renewable electricity generation”
  • Renewables share of total electricity generation was 24.4%
  • Generation from solar PV rose by 73% from 0.8 TWh to 1.4 TWh due to increased capacity across the year
  • Renewable installations eligible for Feed-in Tariffs (all except Micro CHP) represented 17% of all renewable installed capacity
  • Solar PV represents the majority of both installations and installed capacity confirmed on the FiTs scheme, with, respectively, 99% and 81% of the total

BEIS Energy and Climate Change Public Attitudes Tracker findings (February 2017)

PATBEIS published their Energy and Climate Change Public Attitudes Tracker on 9 February 2017.

The department runs the survey at regular intervals to “understand and monitor public attitudes to the Department’s main business priorities”, such as energy saving, renewable heat, renewable energy, nuclear power and fracking.

This report presents headline findings from December 2016 (Wave 20) and makes comparisons with earlier periods. It is based on face-to-face interviews of 2,138 people (which is judged to be a representative sample size).

Further useful information (please refer directly to the source material for context, assumptions and explanations):

  • Similar to the previous year’s survey, just under a quarter claimed to give “a lot of thought to saving energy at home “(23%), whilst half claimed to “give it a fair amount of thought” (52%).
  • Support for renewable energy has been consistently high since the survey began in 2012, at around 75-80%. There was a “small drop” in the level of support in Wave 20.
  • 63% of respondents were aware of renewable heating systems “in general”, but the “vast majority (90%) didn’t have any of these systems installed in their home.”
  • “Worries over paying for energy bills remained at their lowest level since the tracker began.”

DECC – Statistics on the Green Deal and ECO (Published 22 October 2015)

GD CoverDECC published the latest statistics on the domestic Green Deal and Energy Company Obligation (ECO) in Great Britain on 22 October 2015.

The (combined) statistics are from January 2013 up to the end of September 2015 for the Green Deal, and up to the end of August 2015 for the ECO.

DECC finds that “Around 1.63 million measures were installed in around 1.32 million properties through ECO, Cashback, Green Deal Plans and the Green Deal Home Improvement Fund to the end of August 2015.” The large majority of installed measures (96 per cent) were delivered through ECO.

Of all notified ECO measures installed, 38 per cent were for cavity wall insulation, 27 per cent were for loft insulation, and 21 per cent were for boiler upgrades. All solid wall insulation types accounted for six per cent.

15,231 households had Green Deal Plans in progress at the end of September 2015, a one per cent decrease from the 15,408 Plans in progress at the end of August 2015.

The release also contains a detailed breakdown of the types of measures installed, information on the Green Deal Home Improvement Fund, and on changes to the supply chain e.g. the number of registered installers.

On 23 July 2015 DECC announced that there will be no further public funding to the Green Deal Finance Company and the Green Deal Home Improvement Fund.

Source: DECC, Domestic Green Deal and ECO in Great Britain – Headline Report