Green Deal

Apr 02
Going Green is Getting Easier

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In the last decade numerous programs have been rolled out to make green home ownership a reality instead of a pipe dream. The debate of over need and viability has been finished for years and real steps have been taken to transition from concepts and ideals to plans and implementation. Now instead of “artist’s concept” […]

Apr 14
Step away from the Gas!

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Thinking of Installing Renewable Heat Technology into your home – what should you consider? Energy prices continue to rise inexorably, and we’re all feeling the pinch. The introduction of the latest renewable energy tariff, the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI), is designed to help more of us move away from traditional fuels – and prove that […]

Mar 26
Low Carbon project celebrated at Westminster

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Employers investing in skills and training within the low carbon market were last night celebrated at a reception in Parliament. The Green Skills Alliance (GSA), made up of Asset Skills, ConstructionSkills and SummitSkills, held the event to mark the culmination of a two year programme to develop infrastructure to support employers involved in the energy […]

Mar 25
Green Deal ‘doomed to failure’ because of cost and regulation

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The Government’s flagship Green Deal scheme is “doomed to failure”, according to a leading energy sector entrepreneur. Adam Mitchell, founder of national installer network Futureproof, says regulation, cost of finance plans and the lack of energy savings for homeowners meant that uptake was likely to remain poor. Mitchell’s comments follow the publication of the latest Government […]

Mar 24
Guidance: The Green Deal for social housing providers

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Social housing providers can participate in the Green Deal and help to improve housing stock for their tenants. The Green Deal helps you make energy-saving improvements, like insulation, to your social housing stock, keeping homes comfortable for your tenants. This scheme lets tenants pay for some or all of the improvements over time through their electricity bill. […]

Mar 21
More than 500,000 British homes are warmer, greener and cheaper to heat

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517,000 households have been helped to improve their homes to make them more energy efficient through the Green Deal or Energy Company Obligation (ECO) since the schemes started last year. The Green Deal and ECO were introduced by the government to help people take control of their energy use and reduce their bills. By offering […]

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 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 […]

Feb 11
UK Energy Secretary needs to make ECO work for installers

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Energy Secretary Ed Davey was called on today to “overhaul” the way the Energy Companies Obligation scheme is administered. Under the ECO, the “Big Six” energy suppliers are expected to invest around £1billion a year to provide almost 250,000 low income homes with free A-rated boilers and insulation. But leading energy network, Futureproof, said the […]

Aug 04
Green Deal Code of Practice

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This code of practice is issued by the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change under regulation 10 of the Framework Regulations and sets out requirements for those persons acting as Green Deal Providers, Green Deal Assessors, or Green Deal Installers, or Certification Bodies. It substitutes and revokes the Green Deal code of practice […]

Jul 01
npower offers free boilers nationwide under Government scheme

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npower today announced it will be offering free boilers to select UK households under the Government’s Energy Company Obligation scheme (ECO). From 1 July, UK residents who own their own home, or rent it from a private landlord, could be eligible to receive a brand new energy efficient boiler from npower. The scheme is available […]

Feb 01
Green Deal “vastly misunderstood” warns leading renewables expert

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The UK Government should be applauded for its Green Deal scheme and the lasting financial and environment benefits it will bring, according to the boss of the UK’s leading energy efficiency firm. Adrian Pike, CEO and co-founder of Anesco, has hit back at critics saying the scheme has been “vastly misunderstood”. He believes confusion over […]

Jan 31
TIPS: New guide helps explain the Green Deal

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Businesses championing the UK Government’s Green Deal scheme can now take advantage of a new consumer guide produced by the National Skills Academy for Environmental Technologies, which doubles as a great sales tool and bona fide reference when explaining to customers what the initiative involves, and how it will benefit them. Endorsed by the Energy […]

Jan 10
OFT advises energy efficiency firms on business practices

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Commenting on the Office of Fair Trading’s (OFT) announcement today advising energy efficiency firms on business practices, Audrey Gallacher, Director of Energy at Consumer Focus said: Making a home more energy efficient is important for cutting bills, but can mean considerable up-front costs with consumers buying goods which they may only purchase once in their […]

Nov 22
Kent businesses gear up for Green Deal

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A new scheme aimed at increasing the energy efficiency of homes in Kent could prove a great opportunity for the county’s businesses. The Green Deal is the Government’s scheme to encourage homeowners to improve the energy efficiency of their property. Under the scheme householders take out a loan with a provider who undertakes work such […]