How are LCX helping?

Tackling fuel poverty isn’t easy. It can be a complex challenge for some. It is primarily caused by a combination of low income, high energy prices, and poorly insulated or inefficient housing.

As a company that’s accelerating decarbonisation for thousands of homes, the outcome of our work makes properties more energy efficient, which in turn dramatically reduces the amount of money needed to be spent on energy bills which reduces the numbers of households living in fuel poverty.

According to the latest official statistics published by the Department for Energy Security & Net Zero (DESNZ), an estimated 3.26 million households in England were living in fuel poverty in 2022. That represents around 13.4% of all households in the country. They further estimate in 2023 that this will rise again to 3.53 million households, an increase up to 14.4% of households in England facing Fuel Poverty.

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One of the ways we are tackling fuel poverty is by installing energy-efficient measures. By utilising a fabric-first approach properties will have an assessment carried out which will determine the most effective measures required to improve the property. This forms the plan for the property, in line with that plan building Fabric and renewable energy measures are installed to both insulate the property and reduce heat loss. The renewable technologies then provide either energy to be used by the property or heating and hot water.

We have completed more than 16,000 installations and insulated almost 7,000 properties to date. That’s almost 30,000 households no longer in fuel poverty that are living more comfortably and more cost effectively. We have also delivered solar PV installations to some 17,000 homes that generate more than 43,000 MWh of electricity annually. That’s the equivalent of charging 9 million electric vehicles for a day or 430,000,000 kettle boils. That’s lots of cups of tea!

We are working with social housing providers to help them identify areas to reduce energy use. This involves completing energy audits to improve the Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating of properties to band ‘C’ or higher. We will support our clients in securing and delivering funding for their properties via the latest funding streams available to them, further helping their residents.

LCX can provide training and support to social housing clients at our Renewable Technology Training Academy. We hold various workshops on energy efficiency, By giving them greater knowledge they are better placed to advise residents on how to take control of their energy usage.

By implementing a combination of these strategies, our sector can make significant progress in eliminating fuel poverty and ensuring that all individuals and families have access to affordable and reliable energy for their basic needs.

Want to find out more?

Contact us today to speak to a member of the LCX team.