The Carbon Emissions Reduction Target (CERT) is an obligation on all Energy Suppliers with more than 50,000 customers to reduce carbon emissions in domestic households. The scheme came into effect in April 2008 and was due to end in March 2011. The obligation falls on six main Energy Suppliers: British Gas, NPower, E.ON, EDF, Scottish Power and Scottish & Southern Energy.
There are several ways in which carbon emissions can be reduced including heating, lighting, appliances and micro-generation. However, the most effective measure is Home Insulation which has accounted for 62% of the overall savings made since CERT began. Loft Insulation and Cavity Wall Insulation in particular account for the vast majority of the installations.
The Energy …