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by ALEO Admin
Wed Feb 27, 2013 2:31 pm
Forum: UK National News and Announcements
Topic: EU to introduce energy labels for heater technologies
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Views: 502

EU to introduce energy labels for heater technologies

The heat pump industry has welcomed an EU decision to introduce technologically-neutral energy labels for heater technologies, which will allow consumers to compare gas boilers with renewable generators. The EU's College of Commissioners formally adopted proposed rules last week, which are designed ...
by ALEO Admin
Wed Feb 27, 2013 10:36 am
Forum: UK National News and Announcements
Topic: Fuel poverty Fact-File and video
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Views: 581

Fuel poverty Fact-File and video

The Energy Bill Revolution campaign have launched a short video about the impacts on children and families living in fuel poverty, developed with support from Barnardo’s and endorsed by National Children's Bureau, Children England, the Children's Society and Netmums. The video is available at: http:...
by ALEO Admin
Fri Feb 22, 2013 4:25 pm
Forum: UK National News and Announcements
Topic: £6million renewable heat scheme for social landlords
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Views: 535

£6million renewable heat scheme for social landlords

A £6million competition aimed at getting renewable heating kit into the homes of social tenants across Great Britain was launched by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) on 2 May 2013. This new competition, part of the extended Renewable Heat Premium Payment (RHPP) scheme announced in ...
by ALEO Admin
Thu Feb 14, 2013 12:16 pm
Forum: UK National News and Announcements
Topic: Ed Davey answers questions on mumsnet.com
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Views: 648

Ed Davey answers questions on mumsnet.com

On 13 February 2013, Energy and Climate Change Minister Ed Davey took part in a webchat about energy-saving on mumsnet. Questions covered a wide variety of topics from the Green Deal, wind farms and smart meters to how cuddly Vince Cable is. The full transcript is available to view at: http://www.mu...
by ALEO Admin
Fri Feb 08, 2013 4:50 pm
Forum: UK National News and Announcements
Topic: NICE consultation: Excess winter death and illnesses
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Views: 525

NICE consultation: Excess winter death and illnesses

The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) is developing public health guidance Excess winter deaths and illnesses: identifying and supporting vulnerable children and older people. All registered stakeholders for the above public health guidance are invited to comment on the dr...
by ALEO Admin
Wed Feb 06, 2013 4:52 pm
Forum: UK National News and Announcements
Topic: Green Deal Watching Brief
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Views: 643

Green Deal Watching Brief

On 6 February 2013, the Energy and Climate Change Committee took evidence in a session on the Green Deal watching brief, at the Palace of Westminster. Witnesses included: Simon Gordon, Private Rented Sector Consultant, Residential Landlords Association Peter Smith, External Affairs Manager, National...
by ALEO Admin
Tue Feb 05, 2013 5:24 pm
Forum: UK National News and Announcements
Topic: 2011 UK greenhouse gas emissions figures released
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Views: 590

2011 UK greenhouse gas emissions figures released

DECC have issued a statistical release giving the final estimates of UK greenhouse gas emissions (currently 2011), and emissions going back to 1990, on both a source and end-user basis, and by fuel type. For more information, visit: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/final-uk-emissions-estim...
by ALEO Admin
Tue Feb 05, 2013 4:24 pm
Forum: UK National News and Announcements
Topic: Clauses to simplify energy tariffs added to Energy Bill
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Views: 561

Clauses to simplify energy tariffs added to Energy Bill

Government tabled new clauses to the Energy Bill on 5 February, to ensure that consumers get a better deal on their energy bills, and to press ahead with decarbonising the power sector by 2030. The complexity and number of energy tariffs available for consumers will be reduced, and bills simplified,...
by ALEO Admin
Mon Feb 04, 2013 4:52 pm
Forum: UK National News and Announcements
Topic: Fuel Poverty Advisory Group Tenth Annual Report
Replies: 0
Views: 601

Fuel Poverty Advisory Group Tenth Annual Report

The Governments Fuel Poverty Advisory Group's Tenth Annual Report has now been published. The Report's Executive Summary states: FPAG robustly challenges any assumption that Government cannot afford to aggressively tackle fuel poverty. It argues that if we can use carbon tax revenue to benefit fuel ...
by ALEO Admin
Mon Feb 04, 2013 4:52 pm
Forum: UK National News and Announcements
Topic: NEA Launches Warm Homes Campaign 2013
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Views: 594

NEA Launches Warm Homes Campaign 2013

National Energy Action (NEA) launched their latest Warm Homes Campaign on 1 February 2013. New research reveals a massive shortfall in funding for insulation programmes for low-income households as charities urge Government to invest in keeping homes warm Research undertaken by NEA shows that the Go...
by ALEO Admin
Wed Jan 30, 2013 5:24 pm
Forum: UK National News and Announcements
Topic: Green Deal finance examples and Golden Rule calculations
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Views: 578

Green Deal finance examples and Golden Rule calculations

DECC have released guidance documents on how savings figures are calculated under the Green Deal's Golden Rule and illustrative examples of how Green Deal finance could work. To download the documents, visit: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/how-savings-figures-are-calculated-under-the-gre...
by ALEO Admin
Mon Jan 28, 2013 4:52 pm
Forum: UK National News and Announcements
Topic: Green Deal official launch, cashback and code of practice
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Views: 582

Green Deal official launch, cashback and code of practice

The Green Deal was official launch on Monday, 28 January 2013 with the Government also unveiling its Green Deal marketing campaign "Green Deal with it". The launch generating widespread media coverage, such as the report from the BBC at http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-21226042 For more information see ...
by ALEO Admin
Fri Jan 25, 2013 4:00 pm
Forum: UK National News and Announcements
Topic: New working groups on the Private Rented Sector
Replies: 0
Views: 614

New working groups on the Private Rented Sector

The Government has set up two new working groups to advise on energy-related issues in the domestic and non-domestic Private Rented Sector (PRS). For more information on the Domestic PRS Working Group, visit: https://www.gov.uk/government/policy-advisory-groups/130 For info on the Non-Domestics PRS ...
by ALEO Admin
Thu Jan 24, 2013 5:24 pm
Forum: UK National News and Announcements
Topic: DECC LA Competition Results
Replies: 0
Views: 563

DECC LA Competition Results

DECC have released details of the winners of their local authority competition to help reduce fuel poverty, boost energy efficiency and encourage collective switching and purchasing across the country. The £46 million has been allocated in 3 areas: £31 million to help vulnerable householders keep wa...
by ALEO Admin
Thu Jan 24, 2013 1:50 pm
Forum: UK National News and Announcements
Topic: Housing Energy Fact File 2012: energy use in homes
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Views: 592

Housing Energy Fact File 2012: energy use in homes

DECC has published a document titled "Housing Energy Fact File 2012: energy use in homes" which aims to draw together most of the important data about energy use in homes in Great Britain since 1970. To download the document, visit: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/housing-energy-fact-file...
by ALEO Admin
Wed Jan 23, 2013 4:00 pm
Forum: UK National News and Announcements
Topic: Government Department websites move to GOV.UK
Replies: 0
Views: 513

Government Department websites move to GOV.UK

The website for the Department of Energy & Climate Change moved to the new GOV.UK site on 23 January 2013. BIS and the Department of Community and Local Government have also moved, while the Department of Health will be moving in March 2013. Links from current web pages should either re-direct or li...
by ALEO Admin
Tue Jan 22, 2013 4:50 pm
Forum: UK National News and Announcements
Topic: ECO Brokerage Auction Dates, Deadlines and Results
Replies: 0
Views: 576

ECO Brokerage Auction Dates, Deadlines and Results

DECC have issued ECO Brokerage Auction Dates and Deadlines to July 2013 as well as the first results. Brokerage operates as a fortnightly anonymous auction where providers of the Energy Companies Obligation (ECO) can sell ‘lots’ of ECO Carbon Saving Obligation, ECO Carbon Saving Communities and ECO ...
by ALEO Admin
Tue Jan 15, 2013 1:24 pm
Forum: UK National News and Announcements
Topic: Green Deal Cashback Scheme
Replies: 0
Views: 628

Green Deal Cashback Scheme

DECC have launched a Green Deal Cashback Scheme which offers £125 million of incentives to Green Deal customers. The scheme is a time-bound offer and is limited to one per household, but can cover a package of improvements so long as the householder is contributing to installation costs and work don...
by ALEO Admin
Tue Jan 15, 2013 10:11 am
Forum: UK National News and Announcements
Topic: Green Deal marketing campaign
Replies: 0
Views: 633

Green Deal marketing campaign

DECC have announced that they will be investing £2.9m in a consumer campain to kick start the Green Deal when it officially goes live on 28 January 2013. The campaign will run until April 2013 and will focus on "building awareness, understanding and trust in the Green Deal and the Green Deal Quality...
by ALEO Admin
Mon Jan 14, 2013 11:33 am
Forum: UK National News and Announcements
Topic: External Wall Insulation classed as an 'improvement'
Replies: 0
Views: 697

External Wall Insulation classed as an 'improvement'

On 10 January DCLG published revised guidance clarifying that the installation of External Wall Insulation constitutes an 'improvement' to a house rather than an 'enlargement' or 'extension'. This means that in many cases the installation should be able to go ahead under permitted development, and a...

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