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Archive for June, 2013

Majority of Brits keen to have smart meters installed

According to a survey carried out by Energy Saving Trust (EST), the majority of Britons are keen to have smart meters installed in their homes. This is especially interesting because the majority of Britons do not even know what a smart meter does. The survey revealed that 73 per cent of respondents are interested in […]

Energy saving improvements can increase property prices by up to 38%

We all know that embracing energy saving home improvements such as cavity wall insulation and fitting a modern A rated condensing boiler can bring down the cost of household energy bills considerably. But did you know that energy efficiency measures can also boost the market value of your home by up to 38%? According to […]

Mums to be the target of E.ON’s latest energy efficiency campaign

E.ON has targeted expectant mothers in Nottingham to raise awareness of energy efficiency. The new campaign, which was hosted at the energy supplier’s Open House building on Lister Gate last month, was set up to help young families understand the extent to which newborns increase domestic energy consumption. E.ON organised the event in Nottingham following […]

Green Deal scheme has less than 200 households signed up

The Government continues to toe the official “it’s only just getting started” line, but with less than 200 UK households having signed up for Green Deal Finance to date, it seems highly unlikely that the scheme will achieve anything close to the 10,000 sign ups Energy Minister Greg Barker hoped to have on board by […]

Will solar panel anti dumping tariffs do more harm than good?

Following months of political wrangling, the European Commission has opened the door to a trade war with the second-largest economy in the world after imposing levies on Chinese solar panels. The commission believes that China is responsible for exporting solar panels to the European Union (EU) at sub-market rates. Although making a substantial loss on sales […]

Labour keen to axe winter fuel payments for wealthy pensioners

Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer Ed Balls has caused a stir by promising to cut the winter fuel allowance for the UK’s most wealthy senior citizens should Labour win the next general election. The move would save approximately £100 million a year, affecting around 600,000 people aged 61 or over who pay the two highest […]