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Work starts on first Jablite DECC/TSB trial read more

Work is underway on the first Jablite retrofit project funded by the Department of Energy and Climate Change/Technology Strategy Board, Invest in Innovative Refurb fund. Jablite won the funding to run a non-domestic retrofit trial of...

 

CoRE and NEF set up joint working read more

Partnership will bring refurbishment and energy expertise together

The Stoke-based Centre of Refurbishment Excellence (CoRE) and the National Energy Foundation (NEF)...

 

Empty Homes Fund Swamped with Enquiries read more

The National Empty Homes Loan Fund has received enquiries for funding worth over £1 million in its first month.

The National Empty Homes Loan Fund scheme (NEHLP), which is aimed at bringing some of...

 

Government warned cuts to ECO would put jobs at risk read more

Industry experts warn government against watering down Energy Companies Obligation

Any watering down of the Energy Companies Obligation programme would risk job losses and insolvencies...

 

Contractors sign-up to tackle Green Deal interest rate read more

Carillion and Keepmoat among 17 firms working on ways to remove finance as a barrier to taking-up the scheme

Contractors Carillion, Keepmoat and Willmott Dixon are among 17 firms appointed to a task group to...

 

Number of completed Green Deals rise to 57 read more

Minister anticipates 300,000 homes will be helped by the Energy Companies Obligation before the end of the year

The number of completed Green Deals has risen to 57 the latest official figures reveal.

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Green Deal Not Attractive To Householders, Warns FMB read more

Increases in material and labour costs, together with an unattractive Green Deal proposition, could pose a serious threat to the fragile recovery in the building industry, warns the Federation of Master Builders (FMB).

 

City Councils gather to reveal their low carbon initiatives read more

Businesses and property owners are being given an opportunity to meet the people behind the region’s most high profile energy efficiency schemes at a Retrofit Yorkshire and Humber Conference taking place at Magna Science Centre, nr Sheffield on...

 

Retro Expo relocates to London with an exciting new format and line up read more

In response to industry feedback, Retro Expo will be taking a different format this year. The two day event, now taking place on 05 and 06 December at the Business Design Centre in London, will comprise of five core elements:

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Labour's shadow energy minister brands Green Deal a 'disaster' read more

Energy minister Greg Barker has stressed it is still “early days” for the government’s flagship energy policy the Green Deal, despite Labour slamming the scheme as a ‘disaster’.

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Keepmoat's journey into ECO and the Green Deal read more

This time last year, Keepmoat was upgrading more than 500 solid wall homes every week with external wall insulation (as well as other energy efficiency measures) with funding support under the Community Energy Saving Programme (CESP).

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Delivering energy saving initiatives in Sussex read more

On behalf of the Sussex Energy Saving Partnership (SESP) and West Sussex County Council, I’m delighted to announce multi-national company Carillion as SESP’s preferred bidder for delivering energy saving initiatives in Sussex.

SESP...

 

PM warned cutting ECO could be illegal read more

Government’s fuel poverty advisor warns any cuts to green subsidy would be “derogation of the government’s responsibility” to tackle fuel poverty

The government’s fuel poverty adviser has warned the prime minister that cutting...

 

How’s Cambridge getting on with meeting its retrofit challenge? read more

Last year Cambridge set itself an ambitious goal – to be the first area to reach national carbon reduction targets through a £1bn city-wide retrofit scheme.  How the region is responding to this challenge will be explored at an energy...

 

NLA warns only 37% of private landlords are interested in taking up Green Deal read more

The National Landlords Association (NLA) has warned of an ‘arc of disillusion’ amongst landlords which threatens the chances of the Green Deal succeeding in the private-rented sector.

Recent NLA research* has found that landlords...

 
 

 
 

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