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Give social landlords fair access to green subsidies
Petition Background (Preamble):
In addition social landlords face being excluded from the fuel poverty part of the energy company obligation, which will be used to subsidise retrofit measures in the governments green deal.
Both the FIT and ECO is paid for through consumers’ energy bills meaning social tenants are contributing to the subsidies but don’t stand to benefit from them – despite the fact that they are among the most vulnerable and poor section of society.
Inside Housing magazine is campaigning for social landlords to be given a fair deal so they can reduce fuel poverty among their tenants. We are calling for installations of photovoltaic panels carried out by social landlords to be classed as community schemes and subject to a higher FIT payment.
We are also seeking a commitment from the Department of Energy and Climate Change to give social landlords equal access to ECO funding so that they can deliver the benefits of the green deal.
The Give social landlords fair access to green subsidies petition to Department of Energy and Climate Change was written by Tom and is in the category Environment at GoPetition. Contact author here. Petition tags: green light, feed in tariff, energy company obligation, eco, fit