Mar 21
Housing and government leaders pledge joint action on climate change and fuel poverty

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Leaders from the housing associations and local authorities of the Liverpool City Region today pledged closer working to address global climate change and fuel poverty. The pledge was signed at an event attended by over 100 representatives from twenty organisations at Liverpool Town Hall. Delegates heard about the work of the Viridis partnership to work […]

Mar 05
Household energy saving improvements and tips

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Millions of people across Great Britain could benefit from making energy saving improvements to their homes and protect themselves against rising energy costs. Here is a short list of improvements that could be made to your home: LOFT INSULATION – Heat rises and it may be leaking into your loft. Insulating your loft, or topping up your existing […]

Mar 04
£7 billion opportunity ignored by 3 out of 4 Brits by not taking up solar power

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A new survey found that “9% of households in the UK are considering installing solar” (IET survey). Let’s put that into perspective. 26.4 million households in the UK 2.4 million are considering solar (9% of 26.4 million) 10 million are suitable for solar (ICL research) So, 76% of suitable households are not even considering solar! […]

Feb 19
Half of UK would consider Community Energy

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Over half of UK adults (51%) said they would be motivated to get involved in a community energy project if it could save money on their energy bill, according to the findings of a DECC Community Energy Survey. The study, based on a sample of 1,089 adults, also revealed though that while four in ten would […]

Feb 18
More cash-back for people carrying out Green Deal

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Changes to the UK government’s Green Deal cash-back scheme have been announced, to help more households drive down fuel bills and reduce carbon emissions by carrying out energy efficiency improvements. The scheme helps people to install energy efficiency measures by providing them with money back on the contributions they make towards improvements. The changes include […]

Dec 16
How Biomass can save money, reduce carbon emissions, and boost the local economy

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Demand in the UK for Biomass installations is increasing, with installers and feedstock suppliers reporting a surge in demand in 2013. This is set to increase further in 2014 with the impact of increases in energy prices, and especially for smaller Biomass with the introduction of the domestic RHI. With rising fuel prices, the cost […]

Jul 14
Energy saving measures boost house prices

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Making energy saving improvements to your property could increase its value by 14 per cent on average – and up to 38 per cent in some parts of England – new research released today by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) reveals. For an average home in the country, improving its EPC (Energy […]

Jun 28
£15m fund for rural energy projects opens to applications

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Rural communities across England that aspire to generate their own clean green power are being offered a helping hand today with the launch of a £15 million Government fund. The Rural Community Energy Fund (RCEF), which opens to applications today, is specifically targeted at helping rural communities access the money needed to carry out feasibility […]

Jan 10
TIPS: Solar panels at home

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What consumers should consider, and look out for, if considering installing solar panels at home Since 2010, electricity companies have had to pay a feed-in tariff to customers who generate their own electricity. On 1 November 2012, a new system was introduced where the feed-in tariff available for new installations was reduced every three months, depending […]