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Tackling leaky rented homes and business energy costs

In late July we announced plans to change regulations in the private rented sector by imposing minimum energy efficiency standards. In this blog, we explain why and how these changes can help consumers to take control of their energy bills and to have warmer, more energy efficient properties. But it’s not set in concrete yet […]

Scottish energy bills are lower within the UK

Some things work better when they are together – united and integrated. Energy certainly does. In the UK, as one nation, our integrated, single energy market is delivering the investment, jobs and power we need. The same goes for booming oil and gas industry in the North Sea and our world leading renewables sector – […]

Supporting domestic energy efficiency action in the private rented sector

The private rented sector in England & Wales, accounts for around 4.2 million homes, but it has never been properly targeted or incentivised for energy efficiency. Action to improve the energy efficiency of private rented properties is badly needed, because: One in five households in the English private rented sector is fuel poor – almost […]

Changes to the Green Deal Cashback Scheme

DECC recently announced several changes to the existing Green Deal Cashback Scheme (operating in England and Wales) which rewards consumers for taking action to improve the energy efficiency of their homes through the Green Deal. These changes were the result of feedback we’ve had from industry and consumers on how the scheme could be made […]

Community Energy: The ‘democratisation of energy’

With the launch of the UK’s first Community Energy Strategy, a ray of light has opened in a doorway to what could have a radical impact in the way we generate and use energy. Not only does it hold out the prospect of a far greater level of local, community engagement in sustainable energy generation […]

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