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Archive for May, 2010

Baxi Golden Boot Challenge Proving a Hit with Boiler Installers

As part of its “Football’s coming to my Home” road show, Baxi is offering installers at merchants throughout England the chance to win £500 every day. The Baxi Golden Boot Challenge follows a simple yet effective promotional format: installers are invited to spend 45 seconds kicking a ball at a giant Baxi Duo-tec Combi boiler […]

Coalition Government closes Low Carbon Building Programme grants

The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) announced earlier this week that the major grant programme for renewable heat has been closed with immediate effect. The Low Carbon Building Programme (LCBP) grant funding was in place to help pay for technologies like solar thermal hot water, heat pumps and wood fuelled heating. However, the […]

Green Improvements to Increase Energy Bills as Public Support Wavers

The National Grid has this week revealed that its investment in a more energy efficient and environmentally friendly infrastructure will cost the average UK household an additional £4 per annum on energy bills. National Grid expenditure will rise to £22 billion over the next five years, comparing to just £14 billion during the past five […]

Baxi Ecogen micro-CHP wins Green Award

Green Innovation Award

Baxi has received the Green Innovation Award earlier this month for the Baxi Ecogen micro-CHP, or micro-Combined Heat and Power, system. The Award was presented on behalf of Sustainability Now as part of a virtual event, designed to be a cost-effective and low-carbon affair. The Ecogen fought off eight other innovative products up for the […]

Baxi Bermuda High Efficiency Back Boiler Helps Couple Save on Winter Bills

Baxi bermuda fire front

Fuel poverty has been around for a long time, although it is only within the past couple of years the issue has become a truly nationwide problem. Higher energy bills coupled with colder winters have ensured many households throughout the UK have experienced some degree of fuel poverty and the recession has also played its […]

Microgeneration Feed-In Tariffs

Solar Roof Panels

With alternative energy power sources for the home becoming more and more accessible and potentially a real consideration against traditional power supplies, the new Clean Energy Cashback scheme could be the persuading factor for many homeowners and communities looking to react with the times and switch to microgeneration. The scheme, also referred to as feed-in […]

Scottish Boiler Scrappage Scheme Set to Launch on 24th May

Boiler Scrappage Scheme Scotland

Following the relative success of the UK Government’s Boiler Scrappage Scheme, which benefited homes throughout England , the Scottish Government has announced plans of its own scheme to replace old, energy inefficient boilers with more environmentally friendly condensing boilers. Up to 5,000 eligible households in Scotland will be able to receive £400 towards the cost […]

Is the Baxi Ecogen a Revolutionary Step Forward in Home Heating?

Baxi Ecogen Utility Room

The technological development of central heating systems has become prominent recently as the need for more energy efficient homes has been realised by politicians and homeowners. Not only is a more energy efficient new boiler beneficial to the environment, which in turn helps the Government meet its energy targets, it is more cost effective; simply […]

Undercover Which? Investigation Exposes Rip-Off Solar Hot Water Heating Installers

Solar Roof Panels

The consumer organisation Which? has carried out an undercover investigation of the solar heating installation industry after a flood of complaints were made by disgruntled customers last year. The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) received 1,000 complaints in 2009 about traders who installed solar hot water heating in homes throughout the UK, which is equivalent […]

Google Searches for Renewable Energy Success with Wind Farms

Google powermeter

The internet’s most successful search engine company, Google, has continued to diversify its brand with the addition of two wind farms in North Dakota, USA. Previously, Google had shown a willingness to enter the green energy market through the introduction of its Powermeter product, which is an online graphical tool that provides full statistical data […]