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Archive for September, 2012

Energy consumers promised a ‘better deal’

Energy and Climate Change Secretary Ed Davey has promised a ‘better energy deal’ for British households. According to a press release published by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC), industry regulator Ofgem will be given new powers to compel energy firms that have breached their licence conditions to compensate customers. At present, energy […]

Fiddling with FiTs having a profound impact on solar installations

Figures published by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) reveal that domestic installations of solar photovoltaic panels have decreased sharply in recent weeks, leading many to conclude that the British Government’s solar subsidy cuts are having a profound effect on the market. The Feed-In Tariff (FIT) was established to financially reward producers of […]

Set back for Green Deal, postponed until 2013

It was set to launch next month, but the Government has confirmed plans to delay the October 2012 Green Deal launch until early 2013. The revolutionary retrofit scheme is set to improve the energy efficiency of the UK’s ageing housing stock by assisting homeowners living in badly heated and insulated properties to carry out a […]

DECC reveals what’s in store for domestic RHI

It was a day the renewable heating industry had been waiting a long time for. Yesterday (Thursday) saw the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) scheme take  another step forward following an announcement by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) which revealed the proposed tariff levels for eligible technologies.  Back in 2009 the Government first […]

Optimise the efficiency of your heating system says Boiler Guide

According to the latest press release from Boiler Guide the key to coping with winter heating bills is to optimise the efficiency of your home’s gas central heating system. With energy costs escalating at an alarming rate, discerning homeowners looking to make their homes as energy efficient as possible may be unaware of how to […]

Npower unveils school’s new biomass boiler

It’s out with the old and in with the new at Whittington Primary School in Staffordshire, as teachers and pupils say goodbye to their inefficient old boiler in favour of a brand new energy efficient biomass heating system.  The biomass boiler will not only help to keep the school safe and warm for generations to […]

Do low energy users pay less for gas and electricity?

The results of a new survey have cast doubt over the commonly held belief that low-energy users pay less for electricity and gas central heating. According to Which?, domestic customers who purchase relatively few units of energy do so at a greater cost than those who require more units. In some cases, low-usage households are […]

Better to be gas safe than sorry says Gas Safe Register

With Gas Safety Week almost over for another year, the Gas Safe Register is championing the need to stay gas safe, spreading the message across the country by offering advice and tips to help homeowners make sure their homes are gas safe. With more than 2,000 organisations having pledged their support to the campaign this […]

Energy bills have increased by 87% in seven years

According to, electricity and gas central heating bills will exceed £1,400 a year if energy suppliers follow SSE in raising tariffs. A spokesperson for said: “Cash-strapped consumers face an additional bill of £3 billion as energy companies prepare to follow SSE’s suit, ditching low-cost, fixed-priced tariffs at the height of winter”. SSE increased […]

6 million households to cut back on their winter heating

With winter fast approaching more and more people will switch on their central heating to keep warm and comfortable. Yet it’s estimated that around six million households across the UK will cut back on their heating as they struggle to meet the demands of rising energy costs.  Consumer watchdog Consumer Focus has revealed the results […]