馬恩島能源效率補助金將重新開放以幫助房主

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馬恩島能源效率補助金將重新開放以幫助房主

他補充說,現在將向業主提供更廣泛的 "有用和可負擔 "的工程。

該計劃最初於2021年啟動,在9月關閉審查,因為一些試圖獲得6000英鎊補助金的人發現他們不一定能申請到他們想要的改進。

胡珀先生說,政府支持的家庭能源審計,作為任何申請的一部分,往往沒有列出業主想做的 "合理和具有成本效益 "的變化。

申請人現在可以從一個單獨的清單中選擇工程,而不限於審計中規定的工程,胡珀先生說這是該計劃以前的 "根本問題"。

當該計劃建立時,企業部說它有可能降低島上約1200處房產的排放量。

大衛-阿什福德(David Ashford MHK)呼籲採取更多措施來提高吸收率,他說,自該計劃開始以來的16個月裡,只有87項補助金得到批准,要實現這一目標需要18年時間。

胡珀先生承認,這些變化 "不能解決計劃中的所有問題",但正在制定其他措施來處理這些問題,如對低收入家庭的支持,以及對更昂貴的房屋改造。


A wider range of "useful and affordable" works will now be available to property owners, he added.

Originally launched in 2021, the scheme was closed for a review in September, after some who tried to access the £6,000 grants found they could not always apply for the improvements they wanted.

Government-backed home energy audits, required as part any application, often did not list the "sensible and cost effective" changes property owners wanted to make, Mr Hooper said.

Applicants will now be able to chose works from a separate list, and not be limited to those prescribed in the audits, which Mr Hooper said had been the "fundamental problem" with the scheme previously.

When the scheme was established, the Department for Enterprise said it had the potential to lower emissions in about 1,200 properties on the island.

Calling for more to be done to increase uptake, David Ashford MHK said as only 87 grants had been approved in the 16 months since the scheme's inception, it would take 18 years to meet that goal.

Mr Hooper admitted the changes would "not fix all the problems" with scheme, but other measures were being developed to deal with issues such as support for low income families, and for more expensive home improvements.

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