The CCC collaborated with Lancaster University on a deliberative policy design process, convening a citizens’ panel on home energy decarbonisation – bringing together 24 homeowners to explore policies for dealing with the challenge of retrofitting homes with efficiency measures and low-carbon heating. Lancaster University produced a report detailing the methods and outcomes of the process.
2. Key messages
- People accepted the need to make changes to their homes, and are willing to act.
- People wanted the Government to set out clear, long-term policy programmes for delivering the changes required to their homes.
- People wanted clear, reliable and detailed information on the changes which will be needed to their homes.
- People supported a range of solutions to help decarbonise their homes. These include the need for: increased public awareness; trusted energy advice; regulations to compel action; Enhancements to Energy Performance Certificates financial incentives for homeowners to improve their homes; reliable, well-trained installers; and services help people find trusted contractors.