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Archive for January, 2011

The Scottish Boiler Scrappage Scheme is back

People in Scotland will once again be able to take up the offer of cash funding to help replace old boilers thanks to the re-launching of the Scottish Boiler Scrappage Scheme. The Scottish Boiler Scrappage Scheme will once again be open for applications at 12.30pm on Tuesday February 1, 2011. The incentive aims to address […]

A new solar scheme combines the benefits of the Feed-In Tariff with cheaper roof installations

SunShare is the latest new solar investment scheme for UK households. Like the Government’s Feed-In Tariff (FIT), this scheme will help homeowners to combat rising energy costs. However, the unique selling point of this scheme is that it works in conjunction with the Feed-In Tariff to provide further benefits. SunShare was officially launched on January […]

Europe’s largest heat pump is up and running in London

A London shopping centre has officially begun use of the largest geothermal heat pump in Europe. The system, a renewable heat source, was unveiled by Greg Barker, the Minister for Climate Change, at the One New Change shopping centre. Sustainability has been integral to the design of this centre, which has reduced its carbon footprint […]

The benefits of heating controls are being promoted by Honeywell

Experts from Honeywell will be attending this year’s Ecobuild exhibition to explain why heating controls make good savings. Honeywell, the UK’s leading suppliers of domestic heating and combustion controls, will be present at Ecobuild 2011 to talk about the advantages of heating controls. With heating and hot water accounting for 84 per cent of the […]

Could Central Heating Promote Obesity?

In recent times, Britain has been accused of shutting down at the first sign of unseasonably cold weather. In December, heavy snow and ice caused chaos throughout the country as people struggled to dig cars from their wintry blankets, airports ground to a halt and delivery companies seemingly gave up on Christmas. Other countries, however, […]

UK Government Slashes EST Budget

The Energy Saving Trust was set up to provide free advice and publicly funded grants to homeowners across the UK in an effort to increase energy conservation whilst reducing carbon emissions. The previous Labour Government invested considerable time and money in the Energy Saving Trust because it believed, as does the current Government, that a […]

Npower customers could be eligible for the newly launched Warm Home Grant

Npower’s new Warm Home Grant could see some customers receiving £350 towards the cost of replacing old boilers. The announcement will be welcoming news to many in light of the Government’s decision to put Warm Front funding on hold until April 2011. As a leading energy supplier in the UK, npower is offering eligible customers […]

Scottish insulation scheme is up and running

A Scottish government-funded initiative to insulate roofs and cavity walls for homeowners has commenced this month. The Universal Home Insulation Scheme (UHIS) will run until March 31, 2011. The scheme is offering free loft/cavity wall insulation to homeowners as well as those in rented accommodation. Unlike previous schemes in Scotland it is for home extensions. […]

A report has been commissioned on hard to fill cavity walls

A study has been presented to the Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC) to encourage action to be taken on issues concerning hard to fill cavity walls. According to the report, cavity wall insulation is one of the easiest and most cost effective ways for the householder to reduce carbon emissions and help tackle […]

Sainsbury’s has chosen to partner with British Gas in replacement of EDF Energy

A partnership has been struck between British Gas and Sainsbury’s to help promote electricity and gas packages. The full details of the deal are not yet known, but Sainsbury’s will be working with British Gas to offer its customers an array of products and services, including insulation, solar panels, boiler repairs and home energy assessments. […]