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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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The Renewable Heat Incentive has finally launched

After some delay DECC this week confirmed that it’s planned domestic ‘Pay-As-You-Generate’ renewable heat scheme The Renewable Heat Incentive is ready to launch. Under the scheme, participants will be paid a set amount per kWh of heat generated using their … Continue reading

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Rural energy saving Be Energy Smart

DECC announces launch of the Rural Community Energy Fund – giving grants and loans to set up renewable energy in your community

Last week DECC announced that £15 million worth of funding will be made available to support English rural communities in creating their own renewable energy plants. Known as the Rural Community Energy Fund, or RCEF for short, the fund will … Continue reading

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Renewable Heat Premium Payments Vouchers Increased

Increases to the Renewable Heat Premium Payments

The government has announced that they are going to increase the amount of money that can be claimed with the Renewable Heat Premium Payment vouchers. These are the vouchers that are given to domestic home-owners who fit the qualifying, heat … 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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Insulation Roll?

Loft insulation is still on a roll

The frosty spring we’ve had has helped to hold peoples’ interest in insulation – or has it been the Green Deal that is getting people interested instead? In general, searches for insulation on the web (namely Google) tend to spike … 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 funding

Energy saving funding – what’s available now: December

December welcomes the onset of the first frosts, and with it some changes to the funding available for energy saving home improvements like insulation and solar PV. So what should you be applying for and when? Read on…   What … Continue reading

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Funding schemes made simple

A simple guide to energy saving funding

The government is planning to phase out and in several different schemes to help householders pay for energy saving home improvements. This is great, but can be confusing, which is why we’ve put them all together in this handy overview … Continue reading

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Energy Price Forecasts

5 reasons to stay in the Solar PV market

News in recent weeks has been filled with mixed messages about solar PV. The first of November heralded another cut to the FIT solar PV generation tariff from 16p to 15.44p/kWh. Whether these cuts are in line with module price … Continue reading

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