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Archive for February, 2011

Solar Industry takes action against Government Review

Two new campaigns have been launched by the solar industry – ‘We Support Solar’ and ‘Power to Society’ – in a bid to encourage the UK Government to reconsider its decision to review the support provided to medium and large solar installations through the Feed-In Tariff (FIT). We Support Solar, backed by companies including Sharp […]

Homeowners can receive up to £520 by fuel switching

A home energy grant to get more people using efficient heating systems is being run. The Home Energy Saving Grant is being delivered by A1 Low Carbon Solutions (LCS) on behalf of the energy provider npower. The scheme offers homeowners various levels of grant funding for fuel switching to a more efficient central heating system. Fuel […]

More households are having loft insulation

New Government figures shows an increasing number of households are choosing to have insulation. According to the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) the level of households having loft insulation installed is on the rise. As of January this year, 12.9 million residential properties had loft insulation installed that is 125 mm thick or […]

Baxi Ecogen Wins Further Awards

The revolutionary Baxi Ecogen dual energy system has picked up two awards in the Homebuilding & Renovating Product Excellence Awards 2011. The Baxi Ecogen overcame stiff competition in both the Green Award and Heating and Plumbing categories to emerge as Britain’s most innovative and environmentally friendly central heating boiler. Baxi’s double success in the Homebuilding […]

Experts Warn of Deaths Caused by Fuel Billing System

The UK Public Health Association has warned that the UK’s two-tier system for calculating domestic fuel bills could be causing thousands of deaths each year. According to experts at the UK Public Health Association, Britain’s poorest households are penalised unfairly by the two-tier tariff system that charges the most money for the first units of […]

Report reveals more than half of UK households have not received an annual energy statement

Despite it now being compulsory for energy suppliers to send households annual energy statements uSwitch.com has reported that more than half the UK’s households are without one. Ofgem has been warned that energy suppliers are failing to deliver annual energy statements to customers. Suppliers had until December 1, 2010 to provide customers with their first […]

British Gas supports national carbon monoxide awareness campaign

With stories of carbon monoxide poisoning hitting the media hard in recent weeks British Gas has stepped up its work to raise awareness about the dangers of the ‘silent killer’. Energy UK’s carbon monoxide awareness campaign Be Alarmed! is being backed by the energy supplier British Gas to make more people aware of the dangers […]

Government Slashes Carbon Trust Funding

The UK Government has reduced funding for the Carbon Trust by 40 per cent, resulting in scores of redundancies and the cancellation of numerous energy-saving projects. Established to “accelerate the move to a low-carbon economy”, the Carbon Trust is seen as Britain’s leading agency on the development of low-carbon technology and initiatives. The agency’s funding […]

Millions of Gas Users Could be Paying Too Much

According to a National Grid report, which was not intended to be made public, millions of homes in the UK are being charged too much for gas due to inaccurate meters. The leaked report suggested that almost all of the meters tested by the National Grid were found to suffer from “accuracy problems”, with one […]

Gas use in UK homes is falling thanks to better energy efficiency

The extent of gas usage in UK households has seen a dramatic fall over the past four years. The reduction is said to be a result of consumers taking on more energy efficiency measures. The Centre for Economics and Business Research came up with the findings as part of a new major report for British […]