Why it’s free.
Futureplumb are working as part of the government ECO scheme (the Energy Company Obligation). ECO is combined with Green Deal finance in order to provide free energy saving measures such as loft insulation and cavity wall insulation to low-income and vulnerable households and communities.
The Carbon Saving Community Obligaion (CSCo) is expected to deliver measures equivalent to expenditure of £190m per year through to March 2015. The CSCo will target households across Great Britain in specified areas to improve energy efficiency standards. It will be funded as part of the ECO scheme through an obligation on energy suppliers.
CSCo will focus on low income households and areas and will contribute to removing families from fuel poverty through ensuring that their properties receive energy efficiency measures. It is estimated that around 250,000 insulation measures will be delievered under this target to March 2015. The associated CSCo carbon savings target is 6.8mtCO2.
To ensure that rural areas are able to benefit from the CSCo element of the ECO, we are required, as energy suppliers, to deliver a minimum of 15% of their CSCO obligation to low-income households living in rural areas.
By providing free loft and cavity wall insulation, the government will be saving money in the long-run, saving energy, and reducing their carbon footprint. So though it does seem too good to be true, free loft insulation benefits everyone!