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Green strategy and politics Clean Growth Plan fuel poverty warmer homes energy bills

Clean Growth Plan: Every householder needs help to make their home warmer

• We subsidise nuclear so why not cuts in energy usage? • Scotland testing new innovative equity release schemes While Brexit dominates the political headlines, we shouldn’t forget other pressing issues on the Government’s to-do list. On the energy front, we are still waiting for publication of the...

Submitted by David Weatherall on Fri, 23/06/2017 - 14:08

23/06/2017

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Green strategy and politics General Election Government housing

Our guide to the 2017 General Election manifestos: a focus on home energy

• We explain the Conservative, Labour, Liberal Democrat and Green Party's pledges • Who has got it right and who has more work to do With people across the UK heading to the polling stations in just a few days, we’ve looked at the parties’ policies on energy; and in particular, energy in the home...

Submitted by Joseph Cosier on Mon, 05/06/2017 - 15:49

05/06/2017

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Green strategy and politics Clean Growth Plan zero carbon homes eco home self-build

Clean Growth Plan: Next government should re-introduce a 2050-ready new-build homes policy

• One in five new homes only achieve a 'C' rating • Claims zero carbon homes are too expensive to build are myths Authors: Julian Roberts, Head of Communications, Energy Saving Trust, and Joseph Cosier, Policy Officer, Energy Saving Trust More than 150,000 new homes are built every year in the UK,...

Submitted by Julian Roberts on Wed, 31/05/2017 - 14:47

31/05/2017

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Green strategy and politics fuel poverty Energy Company Obligation Clean Growth Plan

Clean Growth Plan: New approaches needed to make fuel poverty impact

• 2.38million households need energy efficiency upgrades • Clean Growth Plan must make changes to help struggling households • More money, better targeting required The UK is soon to publish the Clean Growth Plan setting out the government’s strategy for carbon emissions reductions in the 2020s;...

Submitted by David Weatherall on Fri, 12/05/2017 - 11:59

12/05/2017

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Green strategy and politics air pollution air quality pollution clean air zone Air Quality Plan

Energy Saving Trust to lead clean air zone work for Government

• Pure electric vehicle registrations up 42 per cent as Government launches air quality plan • No further details on diesel scrappage but it's still on the table • More carrot and less stick key to success of clean air zones Last week the Government released its much anticipated strategy document...

Submitted by Andrew Benfield on Mon, 08/05/2017 - 10:41

08/05/2017

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Green strategy and politics Energy Transitions Commission climate change low carbon

Green and corporate giants agree: a clean energy transition is needed now

• Broader range of low carbon advocates than ever • Growth and climate aims compatible – report • Energy efficiency, transport changes needed as well as generation Only a few years ago, it would have seemed absurd to suggest that Al Gore and Royal Dutch Shell might come out fighting for the same...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 28/04/2017 - 14:19

28/04/2017

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Green strategy and politics hydrogen Ofgem

Leeds to lead a newer, greener ‘dash for gas’?

A gas revolution is brewing in the north – and this time, there’s no fracking required. Northern Gas Networks (NGN) is looking to turn Leeds into a world-first ‘ hydrogen city ’ by 2030 at the latest, while setting the tone for a UK-wide replacement of methane by hydrogen on the gas grid. It’s...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Thu, 27/04/2017 - 14:00

27/04/2017

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Green strategy and politics renewables emissions clean energy

Consumption down, renewables up – but can energy progress be sustained?

• Energy efficiency, renewables—checked emissions • Progress in coming years not guaranteed • More ambition and investment needed Despite some political uncertainties, there have been some distinctly positive recent points of note for the clean energy sector. Firstly, global CO2 emissions have not...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Tue, 11/04/2017 - 14:32

11/04/2017

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Green strategy and politics Green Deal Energy Company Obligation zero carbon homes Clean Growth Plan

Time to test Government's energy efficiency commitment

• Emissions Reduction Plan is a pivotal moment • Three steps to check ambition • Cost-effective options available The Government is due to publish its Emissions Reduction Plan in the next few months. It aims to set the framework for emissions targets and our carbon budgets, while stimulating low-...

Submitted by Philip Sellwood on Thu, 23/03/2017 - 13:53

23/03/2017

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Green strategy and politics ECO Energy Company Obligation

Is the Energy Company Obligation (ECO) fulfilling its obligations?

• Changes imminent for flagship efficiency scheme • Eligibility and priority measures altered • Funding cuts limit ambition – EST expert The Energy Company Obligation (ECO), the government scheme that gets larger energy suppliers to install energy efficiency measures in homes, is in the midst of...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 03/03/2017 - 14:49

03/03/2017

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