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Government confirms plan to dilute ECO scheme read more

The government has confirmed it will double the timetable for the Energy Companies Obligation, effectively halving the impact of the energy efficiency scheme

The government has confirmed it will double...

 

DECC announces plans to ‘streamline and improve’ Green Deal read more

The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has announced a range of reforms intended to ‘streamline and improve’ the flailing Green Deal.

Starting in January 2014, DECC will be introducing a number of new tools...

 

Builders say Green Deal reforms are not enough read more

Government plans to improve take-up of its Green Deal scheme, are inadequate, say construction industry lobbyists.

Department of Energy & Climate Change (DECC)announced changes to the Green Deal scheme yesterday...

 

Let's use ECO extension to reshape the market read more

ECO is fundamentally flawed but we can build something better if we just stick to three simple rules

This week’s government announcement of a two year extension to the current round of the Energy Companies...

 

Details of enhanced Green Deal incentives remain unclear read more

Lack of clarity over government announcement on improving flagship scheme aimed at offsetting ECO cuts

Confusion surrounds improvements to the Green Deal, which are designed to help offset a weakening of its sister scheme the Energy...

 

Changes to the Green Deal and the Energy Company Obligation read more

As part of the Energy Bills announcements earlier this week, the government outlined proposed changes to ECO, and announced that £540 million will be made available over the next three years to boost energy efficiency.  £450 million of...

 

Industry bosses warn PM against green cuts read more

Construction leaders write to David Cameron urging him to ditch plans to cut green levies on energy bills

The bosses of Carillion, Keepmoat, Quintain and Willmott Dixon are among more than 50 industry leaders who have written to the...

 

Offsite construction key to major UK Passivhaus refit read more

A £2.8 million residential refurbishment to the EnerPHit standard is part of the European E2Rebuild initiative. Mark Elton reports.

The use of prefabricated elements is helping to minimise disruption to residents and control costs on...

 

How can we get retrofit right? read more

We in the UK are the “Cold Man of Europe” according to Association for the Conservation of Energy research, yet we have some of the lowest gas and electricity prices and highest household incomes in Europe. How can this be?

The UK...

 

Group to examine government subsidy for Green Deal loans read more

A new task group on the Green Deal could suggest that the government subsidises the programme in order to cut interest rates, its chairman has said.

Christoph Harwood, who is chairman of the UK Green Building Council’s new task...

 

Energy efficiency providers missing opportunities, says survey read more

Energy efficiency service providers are missing an important opportunity, by failing to develop products that target homeowners considering renovations to improve...

 

600 sign up for housing green deal read more

MORE than 600 people have signed up to a take advantage of a scheme to make their houses greener.

Nottingham City Council's Greener Housing domestic energy efficiency programme was launched last month.

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Changes at the top for HomeServe read more

WALSALL-based home emergency repairs and maintenance business, HomeServe, has announced that one of its senior executives is to step down at the end of the year. Jonathan King, Chief...

 

Knauf Insulation uses IWI for Glasgow efficiency scheme read more

Knauf Insulation's ThermoShell® Internal Wall Insulation (IWI) has been used to improve the energy efficiency of a number of fuel-poor Glasgow homes. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=qKAXjhL2vas...

 

PEC contactors are highlighting energy efficiency read more

Soaring energy bills have opened up a new business opportunity for a Bradford contracting firm.

Following the latest price hikes by British Gas and other energy suppliers for both business and domestic customers, contracting,...

 
 

 
 

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