Transco, the national gas pipeline operator, is investing £10m in a partnership with the government to improve energy efficiency in about one million homes.
The project will involve the creation of up to 3,000 jobs and training for up to 10,000 people to install new gas central heating systems and insulation. The training will include central heating installation, energy efficiency advice, insulation, plumbing, wiring and joinery.
Beginning in Derby and Leicester, the Affordable Warmth Programme aims to tackle fuel poverty in the UK by bringing together local authorities, landlords, finance houses and energy charities to help provide gas central heating systems to poor households.
The programme will be rolled out across the UK over the next five years.
More than six million families in Britain currently spend more than 10% of their income on trying to keep warm.
Investment £10m; jobs created: 3,000; completion over the next five years.
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