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Government's Green Deal leads to just 70 assessments in Bradford

Only eight Bradford households a week showed an interest in a much-hyped Government scheme to cut energy bills.

A total of 70 ‘Green Deal’ assessments – to decide whether to take out a loan to lag a loft, fill cavity walls, or...

6th August, 2013  |  Read More >


Derelict estate transformed

A £4m housing scheme on Liverpool’s Boot Estate has transformed 74 derelict properties earmarked for demolition a decade ago into state-of-the-art eco-homes.

Liverpool Mutual Homes (LMH) has overhauled the three-bedroom properties...

6th August, 2013  |  Read More >


GREEN technology firm Ventive is seeking a local company to manufacture its award-winning low carbon ventilation product. The order is anticipated to be worth £2.5m per annum.

Innovation Campus Ventive's invention, based in...

6th August, 2013  |  Read More >


The Department of Energy and Climate Change has proposed a £20m scheme to help local authorities kick-start delivery of the Green Deal.

Under the Green Deal Communities scheme, local authorities will identify whole streets that...

6th August, 2013  |  Read More >


Ed Davey: Taxpayers Alliance energy bill claims fictitious

Energy secretary Ed Davey has dismissed as “fictitious” claims by the Taxpayers’ Alliance that green energy policies will drive energy bills up significantly.

In its campaign “The Energy Swindle”, launched earlier this month, the...

6th August, 2013  |  Read More >


Breyer wins lucrative clutch of social housing and retrofit contracts

Breyer Group has won a clutch of social housing contracts collectively worth more than £50m, including a place on a prestigious £400m ECO framework for British Gas, Construction News can reveal.

Breyer has been named on British Gas’...

6th August, 2013  |  Read More >


DECC to study impact of green deal on fuel poverty

The government has accepted a recommendation from MPs that it should monitor the take-up of its Green Deal energy efficiency scheme among fuel poor households.

MPs on the energy and climate change committee called for the move in a...

6th August, 2013  |  Read More >

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