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Archive for March, 2012

Yet More Delays Befall the Renewable Heat Incentive

The British Government has put on hold plans to implement the second stage of the Renewable Heat Incentive, its flagship scheme for encouraging households to generate renewable heat. According to the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC), the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) will be delayed at least until summer 2013 because further consultations on […]

Yorkshire Firm Leading the Way in Biomass Heating

EBTech Solutions Limited is celebrating this week after a large-scale installation of straw-fired biomass boilers was approved under the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI). The RHI is a government scheme designed to “revolutionise the way heat is generated and used in buildings and homes”. EBTech Solutions announced on Wednesday the biomass boilers would be installed at […]

BoilerGuide.co.uk Prize Draw Winner Revealed

The winner of Boiler Guide’s prize draw has been announced, according to the latest Boiler Guide press release.  When Derek Mault turned to Boiler Guide for quotes to fit a new central heating boiler, not only did he get the job done to his satisfaction, but in doing so has just become the lucky recipient of […]

Doubt Cast Over UK’s Ability to Meet Smart Meter Targets

Sentec, one of the world’s leading suppliers of smart metering technology, has cast doubts over the UK’s ability to meet smart meter installation targets by 2015. The British firm, which supplies smart meters throughout Europe and the rest of the world, has provided a ‘heat map’ to show how countries in the EU are progressing […]

Market for Smart Meters to Hit £1bn By 2015

With a mass roll-out of smart energy meters set for UK homes planned for 2014, a report has just been published which forecasts the market to topple £1 billion by 2015.  Although some utility providers, such as British Gas and First: Utility have already started to deploy the smart meters, it’s not until 2014 that […]

Fuel Poverty Claiming 7,800 Lives Each Winter

Following news that fuel poverty could be claiming around 7,800 lives in Britain each winter, the big six energy firms have reported substantial pre-tax profits. Analysis carried out by Consumer Focus has shown that Centrica, the parent company of British Gas, made £2.1 billion last year. French-owned EDF, meanwhile, accrued £1.7 billion from its activities […]

Npower Launches New Boiler Cover for £15 Per Month

One of the leading energy providers in Britain is launching a new care product for domestic central heating systems. Npower is hoping its new policy will attract more customers at a time when many households are feeling the pinch of the struggling economy. The care product provides comprehensive gas boiler cover in addition to full support […]

Wrexham Joins the Ranks of Solar Powerhouses

According to a report in the Guardian, Wrexham, the largest town in North Wales, has joined the likes of Sacramento and Freiburg on an exclusive list of solar powerhouses. Home to one of the largest factories of solar panels in Europe, Wrexham has been climbing the solar ladder since 2005. Proving that solar PV offers […]

British Homes Set for ‘Medieval Future’

Britain’s housing stock could be facing a cold future if energy-saving measures are not implemented ahead of the predicted fossil-fuel crisis. The startling revelation was made by the Curator of the Historic Royal Palaces, Dr Lucy Worsley, who presents a BBC Four documentary on the history of homes that is due to be televised next […]