Sustainable Energy Association Manifesto

The Sustainable Energy Association’s Manifesto, published on 7 July, uses the Government’s own online calculator to demonstrate how an ambitious programme of insulating buildings, and producing more energy directly from buildings themselves could net savings to the economy averaging £12.1bn per year from now until 2050. This is equivalent to a £189 saving per year, every year, for every UK citizen[i]

The SEA manifesto calls on all major political parties to adopt a renewed approach to energy policy, focusing on:

• An Energy in Buildings Strategy
• A major focus on the use of smart technology to treat buildings as an integral part of the energy system
• A new approach to home heating, recognising the potential of the heating installer
• A major infrastructure-based energy refurbishment of the UK’s buildings