Household investment in home energy retrofit – designing effective policy

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM, 31 May 2018
ClimateXChange and the Energy Policy Effectiveness project , St Cecilia's Hall, Niddry Street, Edinburgh ,EH1 1LG , United Kingdom

ClimateXChange (CXC) and the University of Edinburgh invite you to a presentation of evidence and panel discussion on a key area of energy and climate change policy in Scotland. The event will consider private household investment in home energy efficient retrofit and effective domestic energy retrofitting.

Retrofitting the housing stock to make it more energy efficient is a policy priority in Scotland, and alongside measures to target fuel poor households a major increase in private household investment in home energy retrofit is needed.

With the recent launch of the Energy Efficient Scotland Route Map, CXC’s Energy Policy Effectiveness project, based at the University of Edinburgh, has carried out an evidence review of how public policy can be used to leverage investment in retrofit by ‘able to pay’ households.

  • Niall Kerr and Mark Winskel, the review’s authors will present the review findings and consider the various factors that might influence policy effectiveness in this area.
  • Aaron Gillich from London South Bank University, will present some of the key findings from his research on US and UK retrofit policy and programme design. He will also discuss his work with the UK Dept. for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.
  • Alice Owen from the University of Leeds, will present from her on-going research on the importance of the retrofit supply chain in the home energy efficiency market.
  • Faye Wade from the University of Edinburgh will present on how policy can engage with various supply-side actors, those involved with the installation and selection of home energy devices.

Presentations wil be followed by a panel discussion with the speakers joined by a member of the Energy and Climate team at Scottish Government to discuss the future of retrofit policy in Scotland.

Speaker biographies

  • Niall Kerr is a Research Fellow based within the School of Social and Political Science at the University of Edinburgh.
  • Mark Winskel is Chancellor's Fellow and Senior Lecturer at the University of Edinburgh
  • Alice Owen is Associate Professor of Business Sustainability and Stakeholder Engagement at the University of Leeds
  • Aaron Gillich is a Senior Lecturer in Energy and Building Services Engineering at London South Bank University
  • Faye Wade is a Research Fellow at the University of Edinburgh, working with Scottish Government on the Scottish Energy Efficiency Programme.

The discussion will be followed by a networking reception with refreshments.

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