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by ALEO Admin
Mon May 28, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: North West News and Announcements
Topic: ALEO North West regional update for ALEO National Executive meeting - April 2018
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ALEO North West regional update for ALEO National Executive meeting - April 2018

- provided by David Colbourne, Chair of ALEO North West, for the ALEO Executive meeting held on 19 April 2018. ALEO North West responded to the recent consultation on the Private Rented Sector Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards. ALEO North West is sorry to see the departure of two long standing mem...
by ALEO Admin
Mon May 28, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: East News and Announcements
Topic: ALEO East regional update for ALEO National Executive meeting - April 2018
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Views: 139

ALEO East regional update for ALEO National Executive meeting - April 2018

- provided by David Walton, Chair of ALEO East, for the ALEO Executive meeting held on 19 April 2018. Details of any meetings held and/or forthcoming: The last ALEO East meeting was held in Bishop’s Stortford on 14th March 2018. Secretariat compiling minutes, which will be loaded onto our webpage on...
by ALEO Admin
Fri May 25, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: Scotland News and Announcements
Topic: Scottish Government commits to net-zero greenhouse gas emissions
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Views: 346

Scottish Government commits to net-zero greenhouse gas emissions

Climate Change Secretary Roseanna Cunningham has announced that Scotland will become one of the first countries to achieve a 100% reduction in carbon emissions, under a new Climate Change Bill introduced on 23 May 2018. The new draft Bill will immediately set a target of a 90% reduction by 2050, whi...
by ALEO Admin
Fri May 25, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: Current Consultations
Topic: Ofgem default tariff cap policy consultation and events
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Views: 425

Ofgem default tariff cap policy consultation and events

On 25 May 2018, Ofgem published a consultation on proposals for the design and implementation of the default tariff cap for customers on Standard Variable and default tariffs, which was announced by the Government in February. This follows publication of five working papers on the design of the cap....
by ALEO Admin
Fri May 25, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: UK National News and Announcements
Topic: New Government measures to support fracking
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Views: 290

New Government measures to support fracking

On 17 May 2018, the Government announced new measures to support the development of the British shale gas industry. These measures include: - a £1.6 million shale support fund over the next 2 years to build capacity and capability in local authorities dealing with shale applications - Setting up a S...
by ALEO Admin
Fri May 25, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: UK National News and Announcements
Topic: Heat Networks Delivery Unit Round 8 opened on 17 May
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Views: 299

Heat Networks Delivery Unit Round 8 opened on 17 May

Funding Round 8 of the Government's Heat Networks Delivery Unit (HNDU) is open from 17 May 2018 to 31 December 2018. HNDU provides funding and specialist guidance to local authorities that are developing heat network projects, supporting them through a number of project development stages. All local...
by ALEO Admin
Fri May 25, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: UK National News and Announcements
Topic: BEIS Guidance on the Private Rented Sector minimum energy efficiency standard
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Views: 359

BEIS Guidance on the Private Rented Sector minimum energy efficiency standard

On 22 May 2018, BEIS published guidance on the Private Rented Sector (PRS) minimum energy efficiency standard (MEES) exemptions and exemption evidence requirements. The guidance is available from: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/private-rented-sector-minimum-energy-efficiency-standard-exe...
by ALEO Admin
Fri May 25, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: UK National News and Announcements
Topic: RHI Reform Regulations entered into force
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Views: 138

RHI Reform Regulations entered into force

The second stage of changes to the Renewable Heat Incentive scheme came into force on 22 May 2018, as a result of the government consultation held in March 2016, the results of which were published in December 2016. The second stage of changes include: - metering for performance for heat pumps - new...
by ALEO Admin
Fri May 25, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: Current Consultations
Topic: Draft Clean Air Strategy 2018
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Views: 248

Draft Clean Air Strategy 2018

On 22 May Defra published its Draft Clean Air Strategy and opened a consultation seeking views on the actions proposed to reduce air pollution and its effects. Chapter 6 of the Strategy covers 'actions to reduce emissions at home' and states that: "Burning solid fuel in open fires and stoves makes u...
by ALEO Admin
Fri May 25, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: UK National News and Announcements
Topic: £102 million Government funding for new energy research consortium
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Views: 146

£102 million Government funding for new energy research consortium

On 23 May 2018, it was announced that £102 million will be invested in the creation of a research consortium, as part of the Government's Industrial Strategy Challenge Energy Revolution Fund. The energy revolution research consortium will deliver a suite of strategic research projects that address i...
by ALEO Admin
Fri May 25, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: UK National News and Announcements
Topic: Meeting toughest climate targets would save the world $30tn
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Views: 165

Meeting toughest climate targets would save the world $30tn

A paper published in the journal Nature has assessed the economic impact of meeting the Paris Agreement and concluded that reaching the toughest target on climate change will save the world $30 trillion in damages - far more than the estimated costs. To read more, see: https://www.theguardian.com/en...
by ALEO Admin
Fri May 25, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: Surveys
Topic: NEA UK Fuel Poverty Monitor Survey 2018
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Views: 258

NEA UK Fuel Poverty Monitor Survey 2018

NEA have opened a survey to collect evidence to build its understanding of the effects of the severe cold weather experienced throughout the winter of 2017/18 and to identify key lessons in advance of the coming winter. This survey will take approximately 15-30 minutes to complete, depending on the ...
by ALEO Admin
Tue May 22, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: UK National News and Announcements
Topic: May pledges to halve energy usage in new buildings by 2030 and seek associate status in EU Horizon 2020 programme
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May pledges to halve energy usage in new buildings by 2030 and seek associate status in EU Horizon 2020 programme

On 21 May, the Prime Minister delivered a speech on science and the industrial strategy, where she pledged to use "new technologies and modern construction practices" to "at least" halve the energy usage of new buildings by 2030. She also said that the government is aiming to halve the costs of reac...
by ALEO Admin
Thu May 17, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: UK National News and Announcements
Topic: EAC and PAC MPs criticise the Government's energy policies
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Views: 161

EAC and PAC MPs criticise the Government's energy policies

The Commons Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) and the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) have both criticised the Government for its policies on energy, highlighting the drop in clean energy investment, which is now the lowest it has been since 2008, despite the falling costs of renewables. The BBC r...
by ALEO Admin
Mon May 14, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: UK National News and Announcements
Topic: Local government open letter to Government asks for clarity on low and zero carbon homes
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Views: 268

Local government open letter to Government asks for clarity on low and zero carbon homes

The UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) has coordinated an open letter, co-signed by Core Cities UK and UK100, to the Minister of State for Housing and Planning proposing measures that would make clear that local authorities have the freedom to set higher sustainability standards in new homes. The let...
by ALEO Admin
Fri May 04, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: Scotland News and Announcements
Topic: Energy Efficient Scotland Route Map Published
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Views: 257

Energy Efficient Scotland Route Map Published

The Scottish Government has announced that funding of more than £54m is to go towards tackling fuel poverty in Scotland, as part of its newly published Route Map titled Energy Efficient Scotland. Energy Efficient Scotland delivers across two key policy areas of Government: fuel poverty and climate c...
by ALEO Admin
Thu May 03, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: UK National News and Announcements
Topic: 140,000 households can’t afford to top up their prepayment energy meter
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Views: 261

140,000 households can’t afford to top up their prepayment energy meter

Research from Citizens Advice shows that 140,000 households in Great Britain with prepayment meters have been left without gas or electricity because they didn’t have enough money to top them up. The research shows that potentially vulnerable households are particularly at risk of being left without...
by ALEO Admin
Thu May 03, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: UK National News and Announcements
Topic: Citizens Advice calls on electricity distribution companies to return excess profits to consumers
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Views: 218

Citizens Advice calls on electricity distribution companies to return excess profits to consumers

Citizens Advice has published analysis which it says "shows the regional disparities in the unjustified profits being made by electricity distribution firms" and is calling on them to take action and return this money to their customers. Last year, research by Citizens Advice found that decisions by...
by ALEO Admin
Thu May 03, 2018 2:12 pm
Forum: UK National News and Announcements
Topic: Citizens Advice’s Winter Resilience pilot evaluation report
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Views: 216

Citizens Advice’s Winter Resilience pilot evaluation report

The Centre for Sustainable Energy (CSE) has published an independent evaluation report on the Citizen's Advice Winter Resilience pilot to design and pilot the implementation of a single point of contact for housing and health referral services, as recommended by the National Institute for Health and...
by ALEO Admin
Tue May 01, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: UK National News and Announcements
Topic: ALEO Responses to BEIS ECO 3 and Warm Home Discount Consultations
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Views: 257

ALEO Responses to BEIS ECO 3 and Warm Home Discount Consultations

ALEO responded to the BEIS consultations on ECO 3 and the Warm Home Discount on 27 April 2018. ALEO's response to the ECO 3 consultation can be downloaded from: https://www.aleo.org.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=135&t=1159#p1130 The response to the Warm Home Discount consultation is available from: https...

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