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A Fairer Retrofit Plan

19 October, 2022

This document outlines Sinn Féin’s plan to overhaul the national retrofit plan to ensure resources are rapidly deployed and targeted at those living in energy poverty and in greatest need of energy efficiency upgrades. The government’s retrofit plan is not working. It is deeply inequitable. And it prioritises those with the greatest means over those in greatest need – excluding a huge cohort of households. In our plan, we would significantly increase the retrofitting budget for 2023, and completely overhaul the system so that funding is targeted at the poorest, coldest, and most carbon intensive homes. Crucially, the area-based component of our schemes will expediate delivery of retrofits, helping to reduce wait times, labour intensity and deliver cost savings.