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by David
Mon Oct 21, 2013 11:23 am
Forum: Other policy and legislation issues
Topic: Is anyone linking EE and NEET agendas?
Replies: 3
Views: 2775

Re: Is anyone linking EE and NEET agendas?

The question reminded me of the old Glasgow Heatwise project. Where they used trainees to provide insulation.

See http://www.eaue.de/winuwd/123.htm
by David
Fri Oct 11, 2013 11:05 am
Forum: Home Energy Conservation Act (HECA)
Topic: HECA 2013 Summary Matrix
Replies: 0
Views: 2058

HECA 2013 Summary Matrix

Now that DECC have published a summary report on the HECA reports received this year I thought I might some observtions and see what others thought on the overall picture. The link is here; https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/2013-home-energy-conservation-act-heca-reports So of the 292 Energy...
by David
Mon Jun 24, 2013 9:00 am
Forum: Insulation
Topic: Damp problems with CWI
Replies: 5
Views: 4565

Re: Damp problems with CWI

Hi Everyone Thanks for the feedback. It turns out the problem all stemmed from the loft insulation being all over the eaves. This has been rectified now and the problem seems to have resolved now. Unfortunately the firm involved did not think they owed the home owner any compensation for the redecor...
by David
Wed Mar 27, 2013 10:26 am
Forum: Insulation
Topic: Damp problems with CWI
Replies: 5
Views: 4565

Damp problems with CWI

After over 10 years promoting CWI I have always been aware of the potential for damp problems arising from CWI but only encountered my first potential case yesterday. I would be grateful for any advice colleagues can give. What evidnece can /should residents obtain? What is the best way to deal with...
by David
Mon Mar 25, 2013 5:41 pm
Forum: UK National News and Announcements
Topic: Budget Announcements
Replies: 1
Views: 760

Re: Budget Announcements

If shale gas is so cheap and cost effective, why does it need tax breaks to get started? I suspect from the limited information I have scene, the costs of extraction are higher. The now higher energy prices mean, this fuel be can exploited. The will not therfore reduce consumer gas prices. Also rene...
by David
Tue Jul 31, 2012 11:08 am
Forum: Home Energy Conservation Act (HECA)
Topic: HECA will now NOT be repealed
Replies: 2
Views: 2299

Re: HECA will now NOT be repealed

In summary I was very disappointed, it is weaker that the original guidance and certainly missed the opportunity to correct the failings of the original HECA system. What is worse, is that some of the good bits have been lost. I appreciate that DECC has its limitations on what it can and cannot do b...
by David
Mon Jul 09, 2012 11:00 am
Forum: The Green Deal & Home Improvement Fund
Topic: Green Deal Concerns
Replies: 10
Views: 8079

Re: Green Deal Concerns

That is the issue the 7.5% GD loans will be issued to those who cannot access cheap high street credit for themselves (those closest to Fuel poverty).
by David
Wed Jan 18, 2012 3:26 pm
Forum: Green Deal Consultation - September 2012
Topic: Chapter 12: GD monitoring & evaluation and ECO admin
Replies: 1
Views: 1684

Re: Chapter 12: GD monitoring & evaluation and ECO admin

My individual views only 61. One of the main failings of past activity has been the lack of an individual property database to record all activities. Either the regulator or Local Authoritiesw through their HECA functions could be charged with recording all data on GD, FiTs and RHI at least on Domes...
by David
Wed Jan 18, 2012 3:20 pm
Forum: Green Deal Consultation - September 2012
Topic: Chapter 11: Setting the ECO and target metrics
Replies: 1
Views: 1289

Re: Chapter 11: Setting the ECO and target metrics

Please note these are my individual comments only. 56. No comment 57. Whilst the amount £1.3billion is substantial the split on the affordable warmth of 25% means the whole budget for the vulnerable is very low and below existing allocations. This is likely to mean fuel poverty targets will remain u...
by David
Tue Jan 10, 2012 12:06 pm
Forum: Green Deal Consultation - September 2012
Topic: Chapter 5: Delivering equitable support and tackling...
Replies: 7
Views: 2808

Re: Chapter 5: Delivering equitable support and tackling...

Question 33 - Do you have evidence or views to put forward on whether the benefits of ECO as a whole, or of the carbon saving obligation within it, are or are not as likely to be distributed equitable to all income groups? If so, do you think regulatory intervention is necessary to ensure a more eq...
by David
Tue Jan 10, 2012 11:02 am
Forum: Green Deal Consultation - September 2012
Topic: Chapter 5: Delivering equitable support and tackling...
Replies: 7
Views: 2808

Re: Chapter 5: Delivering equitable support and tackling...

Question 32 - We propose seeking a voluntary agreement with ECO obligated companies as to how they commit to following up referrals. Do you have any suggestions as to what this commitment should consist of? The Green Deal legislation provides a market opportunity for providers to offer loans agains...
by David
Tue Jan 10, 2012 10:42 am
Forum: Green Deal Consultation - September 2012
Topic: Chapter 5: Delivering equitable support and tackling...
Replies: 7
Views: 2808

Re: Chapter 5: Delivering equitable support and tackling...

Question 31 - Do you agree that eligibility for Affordable Warmth measures should be restricted to households who are in receipt of the benefits and tax credits similar to the CERT Super Priority Group and who are in private housing tenures? The proposed amount is too small, needs to be a larger am...
by David
Fri Jan 06, 2012 2:48 pm
Forum: Green Deal Consultation - September 2012
Topic: Chapter 5: Delivering equitable support and tackling...
Replies: 7
Views: 2808

Re: Chapter 5: Delivering equitable support and tackling...

As part of the consultation process NW CAN offered to look indepth at Chapter 5. We held a workshop meeting in Manchester on the 13th December 2011 and discussed in groups some of our thoughts. The results of will be presented below by Monday 9th January.
by David
Thu Jun 30, 2011 10:29 am
Forum: North West News and Announcements
Topic: Election of Chair and Vice chair
Replies: 0
Views: 1926

Election of Chair and Vice chair

Please be advised that nominations for Chair and vice chair are now open until 13th July 2011.

Any nominations must be sent to the Secretariat nicole.cook@blackburn.gov.uk
by David
Thu Jun 30, 2011 10:26 am
Forum: North West News and Announcements
Topic: Next meeting
Replies: 0
Views: 1094

Next meeting

The next meeting will be 1pm-4.30pm, 18th July 2011 Manchester. Please contact Nicky Cook at Blackburn to confirm your attendance and for further details.
by David
Wed Jun 22, 2011 3:40 pm
Forum: Warm Front
Topic: 30 day and prepayment rule
Replies: 0
Views: 2339

30 day and prepayment rule

On the 10th June Carrillion issued this notice; Important Information Regarding Customer Contribution Payments Please note that with immediate effect all Warm Front installations that incur a customer contribution must be paid in full before any work commences and this includes any customer contribu...
by David
Thu Jun 09, 2011 2:30 pm
Forum: Warm Front
Topic: Removal of old boilers
Replies: 1
Views: 1821

Re: Removal of old boilers

Dear Julie In our experience this has been standard practice in WF for a number of years. What we have insisted is that hotwater tanks are drained (although most of these are removed now as they have a decent cash value). We've also asked where possible contractors disconnect from the wall and leave...
by David
Thu Jun 09, 2011 1:31 pm
Forum: The Green Deal & Home Improvement Fund
Topic: Green Deal Concerns
Replies: 10
Views: 8079

Re: Green Deal Concerns

The main concerns as with all initiatives is that this is all done piecemeal and hence logistically flawed. Warmzone style approaches work because you intensify activity and focusing your actions in areas, the impact is such that people in the neighbourhood become aware and share information in the ...
by David
Tue May 17, 2011 1:14 pm
Forum: Energy Efficiency Advice
Topic: Voltage optimisation in the domestic
Replies: 6
Views: 9162

Voltage optimisation in the domestic

I am starting to see companies now moving Voltage Optimisation into the domestic arena. What I understand is that the network is rated at 240V, but in practice this can be anywhere from 210V to 250V, yet domestic appliances can operate comfortably at 220V, so by cutting down the suppply from 240 to ...
by David
Wed May 11, 2011 1:34 pm
Forum: North West News and Announcements
Topic: May 2011 NW CAN Meeting
Replies: 0
Views: 1216

May 2011 NW CAN Meeting

Thursady the 19th May @ 1pm-5pm held at the Mechanics Centre, Princess Street, Manchester. Contact david.colbourne@sefton.gov.uk to register your interest. Topics to be covered; Nominations for key posts Warmfront - new scheme details Green Deal -presentation by Climate Energy Hills Fuel Poverty rev...

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