Category Archives: Grants, Offers & Funding

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Get free cavity wall insulation and loft insulation with the HHCRO scheme

The HHCRO scheme (Home Heating Cost Reduction Obligation) (also known as the Affordable Warmth scheme) is a new grant scheme aimed at giving the most vulnerable households access to free loft and cavity wall insulation as well as boiler repairs … Continue reading

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The latest on the Energy Company Obligation

The ECO is the grant scheme running alongside the Green Deal. It’s funded by the UK energy suppliers, and replaces a number of similar schemes such as CERT, CESP and the Warm Front scheme. The ECO was officially launched on … Continue reading

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Green Deal and FIT to work alongside one another

In February I blogged about DECC’s position on customers signing up for a Green Deal loan and receiving FITs and how the two schemes would work together. At the time, their stance was that customers could claim both as long … Continue reading

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Renewable Heat Incentive to be delayed until 2014; RHPP to remain

A few days ago Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change Ed Davey announced that the Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive will be pushed back until Spring 2014, with the details of the scheme to be announced on the original … Continue reading

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An update on Solar PV FIT rates

Solar PV Feed-In Tariff rates to remain the same until July 2013

On Friday Ofgem confirmed that domestic FIT rates will stay the same for solar PV installations installed between 1st May to the 1st July. Ofgem confirmed in December that it would review the tariff in April, and the early announcement … Continue reading

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How To Switch Your Energy Supplier the Smarter Way

Here at Be Energy Smart, we love nothing more than helping you save money on your energy bills, which is why we were delighted when last week, Ofgem revealed its plans to shake up the energy industry, backed by David … Continue reading

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Using the Green Deal with the Feed-In Tariff

After consultation with the European Commission, DECC yesterday confirmed exactly how the Green Deal works in conjunction with the Feed-In Tariff and Renewable Heat Incentive, the two schemes that pay homeowners to generate their own electricity and heat respectively using … Continue reading

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Comparing Green Deal Financing – Not “apples with apples”

The Green Deal All Party Parliamentary Group was in quite a congratulatory mood when they met yesterday. The relief was near tangible in the Minister for Climate Change Greg Barker’s face when he joined the meeting partway through, and rightly … Continue reading

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Energy saving grants and funding – what’s available in February

Along with a sea of tacky cards and teddy bears, February brings with it some big changes to funding for energy saving home improvements, including the launch of the much anticipated Green Deal. So what should you apply for and … Continue reading

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How to get a free Green Deal pre-assessment

This Monday (28th January) heralded the launch of the much-anticipated Green Deal, a new government scheme aimed at helping both homeowners and renters pay for energy saving home improvements at no upfront cost. More information on the Green Deal can … Continue reading

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