Tag Archives: Energy policy

Funding for insulation

New Grant scheme for Home Improvements: £20 million Green Deal Communities scheme

Last week the government announce a new scheme designed to target specific streets, selected by Local Authorities as ones that will benefit from Green Deal Improvements. The idea is that is it more effective to deliver energy saving measures, particularly … Continue reading

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Feed-in-Tariff Changes for Solar PV

The Feed in Tariff for Solar PV changes from the 1st July, and not 1st August as previously proposed by the Government, which has put a few solar industry noses out of joint. There will be modest reductions for domestic … Continue reading

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Thermodynamic Systems

Solar thermodynamic heating explained

Solar thermodynamic heating is a form of renewable heating that is supposed to produce heat come rain or shine – even in the snow, apparently! Solar thermodynamic heating is not currently accredited under the MCS scheme, but we understand that … Continue reading

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Trends

2012’s Energy Trends – is our energy use getting better?

Today the government released its latest energy statistics and trends, and we felt that it was a good time to reflect on the past year. What was the good and the bad energy news in 2012? Good Energy Trends: While … Continue reading

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2020 Energy Predictions

Energy in 2020 – Some Predictions

DECC (the Department of the Environment and Climate Change) have just published their view of what policy will do to our energy bills. So what does the future have in store for us? Smart Meters – by 2020 we will … 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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‘Conservatory tax’ scrapped – Update

In February this year the Government launched a consultation on proposals making it compulsory for anyone undertaking large renovation work on their home to also carry out ‘consequential measures’, appropriate energy efficiency measures similar in scale to the original work. … Continue reading

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Green Deal News: The All Party Parliamentary Green Deal Group

When the All Party Parliamentary Group gathered on Thursday (30th October), there was an air of frustration in the room. The Green Deal launch was softer than even the most pessimistic person expected, and the up take from business, particularly … Continue reading

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