Latest ECO and Green Deal figures

By Katie Anderson on September 30, 2014

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New boiler replacement

The latest statistical information for the Green Deal and Energy Company Obligation schemes have been published by the Department of Energy and Climate Change. By the end of July 2014, thanks to ECO, Green Deal, cashback and GDHIF, 940,000 energy saving improvements had been installed in 778,000 homes. Solid wall insulation and replacement gas boilers continue [...]

UK households pay three times the cost of wholesale gas

By Katie Anderson on September 1, 2014

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Wondering what your energy supplier pays for wholesale gas? Probably about three times less than what they charge you, it’s been revealed.  UK households are having to pay up to three times more for  wholesale gas compared to what it’s costing energy firms. The news is made even more shocking considering the fact that the [...]

DECC publishes latest Green Deal stats

By Katie Anderson on August 22, 2014

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Yesterday the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) published its latest official Green Deal statistics. July was the biggest month for the Green Deal so far, with more than 37,000 homes having a Green Deal Assessment, taking the total number of assessments to over 300,000. The Green Deal Home Improvement Fund also closed its [...]

DECC launches RHI calculator to estimate financial rewards

By Katie Anderson on August 6, 2014

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The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has launched their Renewable Heat Incentive calculator to demonstrate the financial rewards available to households who invest in renewable heat systems, including heat pumps, solar thermal panels and biomass boilers.  The online tool allows consumers to calculate how much money they can potentially earn if they were [...]

GDHIF cashback scheme closes due to massive demand

By Katie Anderson on July 29, 2014

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A sudden rush to apply for Green Deal Home Improvement Fund vouchers has resulted in the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) pulling the plug on its popular energy efficiency cashback scheme. Citing “overwhelming popular demand” as the reason behind their decision to close the scheme, which had seen the entire £120 million worth [...]

£8.5m paid out for Green Deal Home Improvement Fund

By Katie Anderson on June 27, 2014

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It only went live on 9th June. But in the 2- 3 weeks since its launch home improvers are already flocking to take advantage of the Government’s Green Deal Home Improvement Fund. With more than £2,800 applications the fund has already issued vouchers totalling £8.5 million, according to industry estimations.  The fund got off to [...]

Up to £7,600 cashback with energy efficiency home improvements

By Katie Anderson on May 9, 2014

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The Government is turning up the heat on it’s revolutionary energy efficiency scheme, the Green Deal, by now offering homeowners up to £7,600 cashback to improve the energy efficiency of their homes.  The launch of the Green Deal Home Improvement Fund (GDHIF) will see more money made available to encourage people to take up the [...]

Renewable Heat Incentive now open for domestic customers

By Katie Anderson on April 22, 2014

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April has been quite a significant month for domestic owners of renewable heating, thanks to the long awaited launch of the domestic Renewable Heat Incentive scheme (RHI). Delayed for near on five years, households with ground source heat pumps, solar thermal hot water systems, air source heat pumps and biomass boilers will now be able to [...]

Claim up to £4000 with Green Deal cashback scheme

By Katie Anderson on February 19, 2014

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Changes to the Government’s Green Deal cashback scheme will see homeowners with solid walls offered cashbacks of up to £4,000 to carry out solid wall insulation. By increasing the amount available the Government is hoping more households will be encouraged to carry out energy saving home improvements to lower energy bills and reduce carbon emissions.  [...]

Brits risk their health because of high energy bills

By Katie Anderson on February 13, 2014

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What comes first. Your health or your heating? That’s the dilemma facing increasing numbers of homeowners in Britain who are choosing to stay cold rather than pay expensive bills to heat their homes, according to a new survey commissioned by energyhelpline.com. In light of Britain’s cold harsh winters, it’s an ill advised choice. Certainly putting [...]