£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 [...]

Age UK and OFTEC’s guide to staying warm

By Katie Anderson on January 21, 2014

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Age UK and OFTEC have teamed up to produce a guide to staying warm this winter, specifically for the approximately one million elderly people living in rural areas who rely on costly oil fired heating to heat their homes.   Bursting with important and useful advice, the guide features tips on how to stay warm [...]

Homeowners could benefit from more energy efficiency grants

By Katie Anderson on January 13, 2014

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Under new Government proposals homeowners are set to benefit from one-off grants to help them install energy saving measures when they move home. In a move designed to help British households save money on their energy bills by becoming more energy efficient, grants of up to £1,000 will be made available to put towards a [...]

Green levies shakeup brings energy bills down

By Katie Anderson on January 7, 2014

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Following the Government’s shakeup of green levies announced last month, both British Gas and Scottish Power have cut or plan to cut customers dual fuel energy bills, with others to follow as we progress further into the new year.  On January 1st the country’s biggest energy provider, British Gas, implemented a 3.2% price cut following [...]

36% hike in energy bills in just three years

By Katie Anderson on November 19, 2013

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EDF Energy recently became the latest of the major energy suppliers – the so-called ‘Big Six’ – to increase their gas and electricity prices, affecting around 2.4 million customers. The firm claims that their average hike, at 3.9% is less than half that of the increases announced by their peers. With the latest round of [...]

Increase in energy prices sparks frenzied switching activity

By Katie Anderson on November 7, 2013

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Recent gas and electricity price hikes by most of the country’s major energy suppliers has boosted energy switching as consumers fight back by switching their utility suppliers for a better deal.  Rising energy bills and an increase in the cost of living are an ongoing worry for households struggling to meet the cost of heating [...]