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The Green Deal Home Improvement Fund – upfront cash to help you save more on your energy bills

From today, people wanting to make energy saving home improvements can get up to £7600 from the Green Deal Home Improvement Fund to help with the cost of the work. This is an excellent opportunity that will make it substantially cheaper to have a warm, more comfortable home that will cost less to heat. The […]

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 […]

Installing a heat meter in the domestic RHI – say “Ahhh”

It’s not long to go now until the Domestic RHI launches and lots of installers have already started swatting up on the scheme requirements and changes to MCS that come into effect on the 16th March.  These include guidance on metering for the domestic RHI, which is well worth being familiar with. DECC have also […]

Setting a good example? Why we decided to test the energy efficiency of Britain’s biggest soap homes.

Last week I found myself on Sky News talking about the energy efficiency of some of the most famous properties in the country. However, these were no normal buildings – they were the houses, flats and cottages inhabited by the fictional residents of EastEnders, Coronation Street, Hollyoaks and Emmerdale. It all started when we decided […]

The Community Energy Strategy can empower communities and accelerate grass roots action

How the folks of Ashton Hayes in Cheshire wish that they had the backing of DECC’s Community Energy Strategy in 2006 when they set out to become England’s first carbon neutral village! When we embarked on our journey towards carbon neutrality we even had to take time off work to go and convince the local council […]

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