This report examines how the benefits of Feed-in Tariffs and new and innovative funding mechanisms for energy efficiency can be accessed by social housing.
Although some social landlords have been able to access FITs to install solar panels, the policy was not designed with the social housing sector in mind or intended to address social benefi ts more generally. This research explores how social landlords can secure the benefi ts from FITs, the forthcoming Renewable Heat Incentive and Green Deal to reduce tenants’ fuel bills and meet climate change objectives.
The report explores how social landlords can best exploit FITs, the Renewable Heat Incentive and Green Deal to:
create income for fi nancially sustainable communities;
tackle fuel poverty;
promote social equity;
engage tenants and empower local communities;
tackle climate change.