Can the ECO fix fuel poverty?

There has been some discussion lately about how the ECO – the Energy Company Obligation under the Green Deal – is regressive, and will put up energy bills. This is inherent in the way ECO is structured – but it is worth noting that the Feed-in Tariff for renewables works in the same way – but if anything, is even more regressive.

I wrote this article for the AECB in January 2012, and will also expore this aspect of the ECO a little more in a forthcoming article in Green Building Magazine (due out in Spring 2013)

View or download article: FiT and ECO will never solve fuel poverty