Minister for Energy Consumers and Affordability pays visit to Energy House 2.0
Amanda Solloway, Minister for Energy Consumers and Affordability, was given a special tour of Energy House 2.0 last week (Tuesday 22 August). Minister Solloway was greeted by our Vice-Chancellor Professor Helen Marshall before Technical Director Professor Richard Fitton guided her around our ground-breaking £16m research facility. Also in attendance were key representatives from the Department for Energy Security and Net Zero and partners of Energy House 2.0, including Barratt Homes, Bellway Homes, Saint Gobain and Vector Homes.
Amanda Solloway was appointed Government Whip (Lord Commissioner of HM Treasury) on Tuesday 20 September 2022. She was appointed Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Minister for Energy Consumers and Affordability) at the Department for Energy Security and Net Zero on Tuesday 7 February 2023.
Her responsibilities include energy affordability schemes (including the Energy Price Guarantee, Energy Bills Support Scheme and Energy Bills Discount Scheme), energy consumer issues (including pre-payment meters), fuel poverty and Ofgem consumer elements (including the energy price cap).
Since its official opening earlier this year, our award-winning Energy House 2.0 has worked diligently to research and test, in tightly controlled conditions, new ways of powering, heating and insulating homes, making them more energy efficient and helping to meet new standards which require a significant reduction in carbon emissions for new-build homes from 2025. An outstanding example of British academic innovation, its research has already benefited businesses, not only in Greater Manchester, but across the UK and internationally.
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