YES Energy Solutions conducted a study to identify householders with no central heating facilities that are most likely to be living in fuel poverty in Craven, Hambleton, Harrogate, Richmondshire, Ryedale, Scarborough and Selby.
The research was commissioned by Citizens Advice Mid-North Yorkshire to identify fuel poor households with no central heating facilities in seven Local Authority areas in North Yorkshire.
Published in June 2018, the project was designed to help Citizens Advice Mid-North Yorkshire and partner Councils gain a better understanding of fuel poverty levels in their areas and to understand where central heating measures could be implemented and funded via various national fuel poverty alleviation funds.
YES Energy Solutions is working in partnership with APSE Energy–an influential network of Local Authorities. Together we have updated our simple ‘how to’ guide to help Local Authorities learn about the benefits of introducing their own ECO initiatives.
The guide was originally published in 2013 and can be accessed below. Due to changes in Government initiative, we have worked with APSE to bring our ECO guide up to date.
The main purpose of the Guide is to strip down all the confusing technical jargon and simply explain how ECO works, what each scheme is trying to achieve and how Local Authorities can get involved.
The Guide includes information on:
How ECO funding is distributed
Qualifying criteria for ECO funding - who is eligible?
Social Housing opportunities - available for the first time
YES Energy Solutions worked with APSE Energy back in 2015 to create a guide around ECO and Green Deal initiatives, to help Local Authorities learn about the benefits of introducing their own ECO and Green Deal initiatives.
The schemes were set up by the Government to help homeowners fund energy saving measures, and although ECO is still live, The Green Deal initiative closed in 2017 and is no longer available.
The main purpose of the Guide was to explain how the funding streams work, what each scheme is trying to achieve, and how Local Authorities can get involved.
In September 2014, YES Energy Solutions submitted a consultation response to review Ofgem’s Fuel Poor Network Extension Scheme.
The scheme helps vulnerable residents switch over to natural gas to heat their homes by providing financial support towards their domestic gas connections. Natural gas is a cheaper domestic fuel compared to LPG, oil and old-fashioned electric heating.