Each year, UK households spend around £30 billion on their home energy bills and around 4.5 million UK households are in fuel poverty.

We have specialist knowledge in these areas and a strong track record of working with government, local authorities and housing providers on energy efficiency and fuel poverty programmes.

What we offer:

  • Research and policy advice/development on fuel poverty and energy efficiency
  • Advice sessions for residents
  • Setting up networks of energy champions
  • Staff training on energy efficiency and fuel poverty
  • Evaluation of energy efficiency policy and programmes

Examples of our recent work:

  • Support and advice to set up the Plymouth Energy Community (2013-2014)
  • Using local powers to maximise energy efficiency retrofit, for the GLA (2012-2013)
  • Circle Housing Association resident energy champions training, for Circle Housing (2013-2016)
  • Final evaluation of CERT and CESP, for DECC, led by CAG Consultants working with Ipsos MORI, EST and UCL (2013-2014)
  • Power to our neighbourhoods: towards integrated local sustainable energy solutions, for the Ashden Awards, by CAG Consultants (2011)
  • Position paper on the future financing of energy efficiency and low carbon retrofit in social housing, for Energy Efficiency Partnership for Homes (2011)



Plymouth Energy Community

plymouth energyThroughout 2013 CAG and its partners worked with the City Council to establish the co-op. With over 700 members, it has successfully established a new community focused approach to helping its members get the best energy tariff. Read more →