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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

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A great deal to be happy about

The Green Deal has reached a major milestone. We’ve seen a rush of good news in the last month for the Government’s flagship energy efficiency drive - the Green Deal . The total amount of finance approved has exceeded £1.8m since Easter, with the average plan coming in at around £3,500. But now a...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 29/05/2015 - 09:00

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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...

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2014: A green policy round-up

2014 may be remembered as the year when international debate on climate targets gave way to what looks like broad agreement . Certainly in Europe, more common ground has been found than ever. The green year in England has not been so turbulent by the standards of the sector, but it has still much...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 17/12/2014 - 09:20

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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

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Are TV soaps setting a good energy efficiency example?

British soaps are well-known for supporting charitable and humanitarian causes through storylines and canny advert-placements – but where do our fictitious friends stand on home energy efficiency? Well if no-one else was thinking it, consultants TheGreenAge certainly are, and they’ve produced some...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 07/02/2014 - 08:45

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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

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Reasons to be cheerful? Sustainable energy and the UK

The respected Committee on Climate Change suggests that Britain may struggle to meet its climate targets in the 2020s. Looked at another way, though, it also says we will likely make the carbon reduction goal for 2017 – it’s rather that the committee feels a ‘policy gap’ might cause the ball that’s...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 15/07/2013 - 08:40

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Proven credentials kick-start success for green trades

However much your football club pays for their star striker, they always seem to require an ‘arm around the shoulder’ from the boss to keep ploughing on when a barren run in front of goal hits home. Money matters, but often it’s that feeling of security that matters more. So too for the burgeoning...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 12/06/2013 - 08:45

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Count with the old

When new schemes supersede old ones, there’s no use just forgetting about what’s gone before. Everything that’s been can inform the present, and makes sure it at very least does as well as the previous, and ultimately gives it the most chance of doing even better. This is especially true in the...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 03/06/2013 - 09:00

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