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ESOS will require big businesses to perform audits every four years

Article 8 of the EU Energy Efficiency Directive (2012/27/EU), requires all Member States to introduce a regime of regular energy audits for ‘large enterprises’ (non-SMEs) to promote the uptake of cost-effective energy efficiency measures. These...

22nd July, 2013  |  Read More >


Empty Homes Nationwide: a big solution for a big problem

Partners required for scheme that aims to bring 100,000 homes back into use over 15 years

BRE, homelessness charity, All People All Places, and social housing procurement consortium, Westworks Ltd, are joining forces in an ambitious...

22nd July, 2013  |  Read More >


UKGBC finds ways to boost retrofits

UKGBC says FITs and incentives could raise domestic take-up

Stamp duty and council tax incentives, and a feed-in tariff for energy efficiency could grow home retrofits by 1.5 million and boost the government’s Green Deal initiative,...

22nd July, 2013  |  Read More >


Fund manager (Sustainable Development Capital) SDCL has launched a £100 million fund to back energy efficiency retrofits of UK non-domestic buildings. The fund manager is working with BRE on the initiative, with the latter providing...

22nd July, 2013  |  Read More >


Green Deal Quality Mark 'misused' by more than sixty firms

The Green Deal Oversight and Registration Body has had to write to 64 companies that have been using the Green Deal Quality Mark without authorisation.

Of these, 55 have removed or amended the mark, and the ORB says it is working...

22nd July, 2013  |  Read More >


RHI domestic tariffs confirmed

DECC have confirmed the tariffs for the domestic RHI on 12 July 2013, following a series of hold-ups and extended consultation periods since 2009. Payments will typically be based on a dwelling's estimated heat demand ("deeming"), but DECC...

22nd July, 2013  |  Read More >


UK lost track of 2020 renewable energy target

The 2013 update report from the European Renewable Energy Council (EREC) released in June shows the UK off course for the 2020 renewable energy target, giving policy uncertainty, increasing difficulties in obtaining finance, and a "vocal...

22nd July, 2013  |  Read More >

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