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Research Project on Fuel poor households with no central heating in North Yorkshire.


YES Energy Solutions conducted a study to identify householders with no central heating facilities that are most likely to be living in fuel poverty in Craven, Hambleton, Harrogate, Richmondshire, Ryedale, Scarborough and Selby.

The research was commissioned by Citizens Advice Mid-North Yorkshire to identify fuel poor households with no central heating facilities in seven Local Authority areas in North Yorkshire.

Published in June 2018, the project was designed to help Citizens Advice Mid-North Yorkshire and partner Councils gain a better understanding of fuel poverty levels in their areas and to understand where central heating measures could be implemented and funded via various national fuel poverty alleviation funds.


ECO Funding for Local Authorities
A simple guide to the Government's ECO scheme

ECO Funding for Local Authorities guide

YES Energy Solutions is working in partnership with APSE Energy–an influential network of Local Authorities. Together we have updated our simple ‘how to’ guide to help Local Authorities learn about the benefits of introducing their own ECO initiatives.

The guide was originally published in 2013 and can be accessed below. Due to changes in Government initiative, we have worked with APSE to bring our ECO guide up to date.

The main purpose of the Guide is to strip down all the confusing technical jargon and simply explain how ECO works, what each scheme is trying to achieve and how Local Authorities can get involved.

The Guide includes information on:

  • How ECO funding is distributed
  • Qualifying criteria for ECO funding - who is eligible?
  • Social Housing opportunities - available for the first time
  • Blended funding opportunities
  • The future of ECO

What is ECO and Green Deal?
A simple guide for Local Authorities


YES Energy Solutions worked with APSE Energy back in 2015 to create a guide around ECO and Green Deal initiatives, to help Local Authorities learn about the benefits of introducing their own ECO and Green Deal initiatives.

The schemes were set up by the Government to help homeowners fund energy saving measures, and although ECO is still live, The Green Deal initiative closed in 2017 and is no longer available.

The main purpose of the Guide was to explain how the funding streams work, what each scheme is trying to achieve, and how Local Authorities can get involved.

The guide includes information on:

  • The ECO funding criteria
  • The Green Deal Golden rule
  • Why Local Authorities should get involved

Consultation Response:
ECO3 Consultation

YES Energy Solutions' response to the ECO3 consultation

In April 2018, YES Energy Solutions responded to a consultation from the Department of Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) about changes to ECO.

We analysed the impact of proposed changes such as the removal of the carbon reduction emissions target and changes to benefit eligibility.

Read the full Consultation and BEIS's Response


Consultation Response:
Cutting the Cost of Keeping Warm


In October 2014, YES Energy Solutions responded to a consultation from the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) about developing a new fuel poverty strategy for England.

We gave examples of the barriers and issues affecting fuel poor households and gave our opinion on how best to develop a policy to eradicate fuel poverty at a national level.

Read the full Consultation and DECC's Response


Consultation Response:
Fuel Poor Network Extension Scheme Review


In September 2014, YES Energy Solutions submitted a consultation response to review Ofgem’s Fuel Poor Network Extension Scheme.

The scheme helps vulnerable residents switch over to natural gas to heat their homes by providing financial support towards their domestic gas connections. Natural gas is a cheaper domestic fuel compared to LPG, oil and old-fashioned electric heating.

In our consultation response we set out our views on how the scheme could be made more efficient as to better target those living in fuel poverty.
View the findings of the full Consultation Response


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