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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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Energy and water efficiency at home data ECO

Data initiative helps those most in need keep on top of their energy bills

• Initiative hits the 100,000th mark • New tie up with the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) • Hassle factor removed for householders, installers and suppliers The dialogue around green issues can often be dominated by trailblazing technology, massive infrastructure and policy positions, but...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 01/04/2016 - 14:05

01/04/2016

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Green strategy and politics General Election climate change ECO

Energy takes centre stage in policy debate

Leading politicians took to the stage on Monday to debate energy policy in the run-up to the general election. In addition to the high-profile party leader debates, the BBC is treating TV audiences to several policy debates between key party representatives. First was the Environment and Climate...

Submitted by Energy Saving Trust on Wed, 22/04/2015 - 09:03

22/04/2015

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Green strategy and politics energy efficiency politics General Election Green Deal ECO

Energy efficiency and the General Election

With the UK General Election less than two months away it is worth taking a look at what it may hold for energy efficiency policy, the different records and policies of each party and the potential forms the new government might take. Today we look at David Cameron’s Conservative Party. The...

Submitted by Energy Saving Trust on Tue, 17/03/2015 - 14:19

17/03/2015

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Green strategy and politics Department of Energy and Climate Change DECC Amber Rudd Green Deal and Energy Company Obligation ECO Green Deal Home Improvement Fund energy saving energy bills saving money on energy bills smart meters switching energy suppliers

The power to switch: Q&A with Amber Rudd

Amber Rudd MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) , talks exclusively to EST about finding a cheaper energy deal, and why there has never been a better time to switch suppliers. EST: How will the Power to Switch campaign encourage...

Submitted by Energy Saving Trust on Thu, 26/02/2015 - 09:00

26/02/2015

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Local and community energy Energy and water efficiency at home boilers ECO energy efficiency fuel poverty Green Deal Green Deal Communities heating housing association insulation Leeds City Region Leeds retrofit

Leeds to lead in energy retrofit

The Government recently announced £88million funding to be shared between 24 councils under the Green Deal Communities scheme, which aims to fuel a street-by-street approach to energy efficiency across the country, from Peterborough to Plymouth, London to Leeds. It’s great news for all the local...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 04/06/2014 - 08:45

04/06/2014

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Green strategy and politics Local and community energy Energy and water efficiency at home ECO energy efficiency fuel poverty heating home energy Home Energy Scotland insulation landlords renewables loan scheme Scotland energy efficiency Scotland renewables social housing

Scotland cracks on in tackling home energy

Over 58,000 homes in Scotland upgraded their boiler or got insulated under the ECO scheme last year – a higher rate per 1,000 homes than England. While this will no doubt cheer green Scottish nationalists, a caveat is that ECO got a little help from the Scottish Government’s own fuel poverty...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Thu, 08/05/2014 - 08:45

08/05/2014

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Products and technology Energy and water efficiency at home DECC ECO energy apps energy behaviour Energy use fuel poverty heating heating habits smartphones statistics Stephen Passmore thermostat

Hotter homes pose threat to energy reduction

We’re heating our homes to temperatures four degrees higher on average than they were in 1970 –so says a government-commissioned report on the last 40 years of home energy habits. And while pre-household energy use has fallen by 18 per cent, the total amount of energy consumed by all homes is up by...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 05/02/2014 - 08:45

05/02/2014

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Green strategy and politics Energy and water efficiency at home ECO Energy Company Obligation energy efficiency hard to treat homes local authorities Northern Ireland solid wall insulation SWI

Making hard to treat an easier job

Tackling ‘hard to treat’ homes is a major part of the UK’s more energy efficient future. Solid wall insulation is in turn a major part of this. With and without financial support through the government’s ECO scheme , town halls are increasingly getting involved in insulating solid-walled stock...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 20/01/2014 - 08:45

20/01/2014

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Green strategy and politics climate change Community energy DECC ECO energy saving Government Green Deal green economy

Meeting the UK's retrofit challenge

Head of Environment and Climate Change at Birmingham City Council , Sandy Taylor, outlines projects and initiatives used by the local authority to provide energy saving services to its residents. The Green Deal is providing a huge opportunity for housing associations and local authorities to access...

Submitted by Guest blogger on Mon, 09/09/2013 - 09:00

09/09/2013

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