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Archive for 2014

Warm Home Discount scheme open to more people

Pensioners can apply for the Warm Home Discount

More people than ever before are set to take advantage of the Warm Home Discount this year. The Government scheme was introduced in 2011 and provides eligible pensioners and vulnerable households with a one-off discount of up to £140 off their electricity bills. An extra 200,000 people will benefit from the payment, which is applied […]

Heating myths to blame for increases in energy bills

Big Energy Saving Week

As if heating bills aren’t expensive enough. A survey carried out for the Big Energy Saving Week (20-24th October) has highlighted how a lack of knowledge and understanding about how to heat our homes efficiently results in unnecessarily high energy bills.   The Department of Energy and Climate Change has teamed up with the Energy […]

GDHIF to open again in November with £100m

Please note: On 23 July 2015 the government announced that it has ceased funding for the Green Deal. This means there will be no further funding to the Green Deal Finance Company and no more releases of the Green Deal Home Improvement Fund. The Department of Energy and Climate Change has today confirmed that its […]

Latest ECO and Green Deal figures

New boiler replacement

Please note: On 23 July 2015 the government announced that it has ceased funding for the Green Deal. This means there will be no further funding to the Green Deal Finance Company and no more releases of the Green Deal Home Improvement Fund. The latest statistical information for the Green Deal and Energy Company Obligation […]

UK households pay three times the cost of wholesale gas

Wondering what your energy supplier pays for wholesale gas? Probably about three times less than what they charge you, it’s been revealed.  UK households are having to pay up to three times more for  wholesale gas compared to what it’s costing energy firms. The news is made even more shocking considering the fact that the […]

DECC publishes latest Green Deal stats

Please note: On 23 July 2015 the government announced that it has ceased funding for the Green Deal. This means there will be no further funding to the Green Deal Finance Company and no more releases of the Green Deal Home Improvement Fund. Yesterday the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) published its latest […]

DECC launches RHI calculator to estimate financial rewards

The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has launched their Renewable Heat Incentive calculator to demonstrate the financial rewards available to households who invest in renewable heat systems, including heat pumps, solar thermal panels and biomass boilers.  The online tool allows consumers to calculate how much money they can potentially earn if they were […]

GDHIF cashback scheme closes due to massive demand

A sudden rush to apply for Green Deal Home Improvement Fund vouchers has resulted in the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) pulling the plug on its popular energy efficiency cashback scheme. Citing “overwhelming popular demand” as the reason behind their decision to close the scheme, which had seen the entire £120 million worth […]

£8.5m paid out for Green Deal Home Improvement Fund

Please note: On 23 July 2015 the government announced that it has ceased funding for the Green Deal. This means there will be no further funding to the Green Deal Finance Company and no more releases of the Green Deal Home Improvement Fund. It only went live on 9th June. But in the 2- 3 […]

Up to £7,600 cashback with energy efficiency home improvements

The Government is turning up the heat on it’s revolutionary energy efficiency scheme, the Green Deal, by now offering homeowners up to £7,600 cashback to improve the energy efficiency of their homes.  The launch of the Green Deal Home Improvement Fund (GDHIF) will see more money made available to encourage people to take up the […]