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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

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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 […]

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 […]

£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 […]

Renewable Heat Incentive now open for domestic customers

April has been quite a significant month for domestic owners of renewable heating, thanks to the long awaited launch of the domestic Renewable Heat Incentive scheme (RHI). Delayed for near on five years, households with ground source heat pumps, solar thermal hot water systems, air source heat pumps and biomass boilers will now be able to […]

Homeowners could benefit from more energy efficiency grants

Under new Government proposals homeowners are set to benefit from one-off grants to help them install energy saving measures when they move home. In a move designed to help British households save money on their energy bills by becoming more energy efficient, grants of up to £1,000 will be made available to put towards a […]

Energy firms 60% behind ECO insulation target

Major energy suppliers like E.ON, SSE and British Gas must meet targets to make homes warmer by providing free insulation to eligible energy inefficient households. However a Local Government Association (LGA) report suggests that they are more than 60% behind their targets to make homes more energy efficient. Since the Government launched the Energy Company […]