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On the 2nd December the Government announced various cuts to green levies in a bid to reduce consumer energy bills. ECO in particular was the worst hit, but how will these proposed changes affect you? Find out at Retro Expo taking place on 05 and 06 December at the Business Design Centre in London. As well as an extensive exhibition of retrofit innovation, two conferences will be exploring these changes in policy and how they will affect the retrofit market both nationally and in the capital. Conference highlights include: The Retrofit Summit (05 December, 9:00am - 5.00pm) Coinciding with the Chancellor’s autumn statement, this one day conference will focus on the future of ECO, how to engage customers and make retrofit work at scale. Jonathan Reynolds MP, Shadow Minister for Climate Change will open the Summit with a keynote address on his views and ideas for retrofitting the nation’s buildings. A policy debate on the future of ECO will then follow. npower, Willmott Dixon and Places for People will look at the scheme in depth – what we want to keep, what needs to be improved and what’s on everyone’s wish list for the Autumn Statement, which will also be live streamed during the conference. Following the Chancellor’s statement, a Retrofit Question Time will take place and amongst the panellists will be Charles Phillips, the Head of ECO at the Department of Energy and Climate Change and Jenny Saunders, Chief Executive of National Energy Action. They will be taking questions from delegates on hot retrofit topics of the day and no doubt the future of ECO will be high on the agenda. Retrofit London (06 December, 8.30am - 4.30pm) Supported by the Mayor of London, the conference will shed a light on the practicalities of retrofitting London, how to engage customers, retrofit business opportunities and the latest regulation, sources of funding and pioneering technologies. Shannon Lawrence from C40 will open the conference with a global view of how cities are addressing the market for energy efficiency and ways in which London is leading the international field. The GLA, Environment Agency and Aldersgate Group will then explore how policy, social changes and economic climate will affect the market for retrofit in London. Two seminars will then ensue. Savills together with the London Boroughs of Greenwich and Haringey will explore how to engage with people on retrofit whilst Hill Dickinson and the London Landlord Accreditation Scheme will examine regulatory drivers. In the afternoon, the practicalities of retrofitting London will be tackled by Willmott Dixon, GLA and Rickaby Thompson Associates. Marksman Consulting, London Borough of Enfield, Adecoe and Verco will look at how to finance retrofits. The conference will then conclude with a keynote address from Matthew Pencharz Senior Advisor for Environment and Energy to the Mayor of London on how retrofitting at scale in London will drive economic growth.