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ACE position paper on the next supplier commitment

Posted: Fri Jul 24, 2015 2:04 pm
by ALEO Admin
The Association for the Conservation of Energy (ACE) have published a position paper on the next supplier commitment, outlining what they'd like to see in a future replacement scheme for the Energy Company Obligation (ECO), which includes the following:
  • Inter-operate with a long-term policy framework for low carbon housing (which is currently lacking with respect to finance, structural tax incentives (e.g. Stamp Duty, Council Tax) and regulation) – which must also be characterised by longevity, simplicity and flexibility
  • Be set in lifetime carbon terms over a five-year time horizon, to 2022, with the five-year time horizon extended every 2.5 years and transparent penalties for non-compliance
  • Be required to satisfy customers, not respond to tick boxes in over-long and costly paper trails
  • Include the able-to-pay and have a robust but broad distributional safeguard for fairness
  • Use deemed carbon scores to enable consistent and stable offers to be made to consumers while reducing administrative cost
  • Deliver and employ individual home retrofit roadmaps to make staged deep retrofit a reality
  • Not constrain any part of the SC to only particular measure classes (such as the Carbon Emissions Reduction Obligation and insulation) and be allowed to install any Green Deal approved measure across insulation, heating and controls, lighting and renewables
  • Deliver an ambitious solid wall insulation programme with a minimum of 500,000 installations for the first five-year period, concentrating on houses and guided by quality of installation
  • Include mandatory minimum delivery through brokerage, the level of which should be kept under review
The paper can be downloaded from http://www.ukace.org/wp-content/uploads ... itment.pdf

See also: http://www.ukace.org/2015/07/delivering ... ommitment/