Warm homes must be an infrastructure priority for the next Government. In support of Labour’s policy pledge to recognise the importance of energy efficiency, Shadow Energy Minister, Jonathan Reynolds MP, visited Knauf Insulation, the UK's leading insulation manufacturer, today at its St Helens headquarters.
Jonathan Reynolds MP said: “Installing energy efficiency measures in your home is one of the best ways households can get their energy bills under control. It was therefore a pleasure to visit Knauf Insulation today and to see the manufacturing process that lies behind making insulation.
“The Labour party is committed to helping households get their energy bills under control. As well as freezing energy prices up to 2017 and reforming the market, we will end this scandal of cold homes. We will provide personalised home energy reports for half a million homes a year, as well as offering up to a million interest-free loans to households during the next Parliament to help them with the costs of installing energy efficiency measures.”
Josh Robson, Head of Public Affairs at Knauf Insulation comments: “Energy efficiency is the single most effective means of establishing lasting energy security and improving the warmth of homes across the UK. However, current policy is not giving certainty to manufacturers like Knauf Insulation, or the micro-businesses that help make homes across the UK more energy efficient by installing insulation.
“We are delighted to have been able to give Jonathan a view of what we do here in St Helens, and around the UK, and to share with him the challenges that need to be overcome if a difference is to be made to families in cold winters like this one is likely to be.”