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How are we going to improve our housing stock, reduce our energy bills, and meet our carbon targets? A Green Deal update.

The following provides an update of the Green Deal and its progress in establishing a revitalised retrofit market, its current lack of demand, and what is being done about this.

Will the Green Deal achieve its goal of setting up a new...

19th August, 2013  |  Read More >


Green energy plan inefficient and expensive, says Centrica chief

Centrica, the UK’s biggest energy retailer, has launched an attack on a flagship government policy aimed at making houses more energy efficient, saying it is far more costly than ministers anticipated.

Sam Laidlaw, Centrica’s chief...

19th August, 2013  |  Read More >


Local government 'must take the lead' on energy efficiency policies

Council leaders have a key role to play in implementing the government's energy efficiency policies.

This is according to the Association for Public Service Excellence (APSE), which has claimed schemes such as the Green Deal and Energy...

19th August, 2013  |  Read More >


Householders can borrow up to £10,000 to install renewable technologies

The Scottish government is making £3m of interest free loans available to householders to help them install renewable heat and electricity technologies. Up to...

19th August, 2013  |  Read More >


Lib Dems propose Green Deal incentives

Party to vote on plans for massive push on green growth at this autumn’s conference

The Liberal Democrats have floated plans to significantly bolster the Green Deal and support green growth if they are elected to government in 2015.

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19th August, 2013  |  Read More >


Businesses take the lead in reducing fuel poverty

MIDLANDS businesses are being invited to take up the BECCI industry challenge to propose innovative energy saving products to two leading midlands housing associations. Stafford and Rural Homes (SARH) and South Staffordshire Housing Trust...

19th August, 2013  |  Read More >


HCA Empty Homes Toolkit

There are enough empty properties in England to provide hundreds of thousands of people with a home. Most people agree that on an individual, local or national level, it makes sense to bring empty homes into use. But the obstacles to getting...

6th August, 2013  |  Read More >

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