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Updates to ECO Boiler Grants criteria 2015

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On 1 April 2015 the Energy Company Obligation (ECO) scheme saw updates to its qualifying criteria – a higher income threshold and the inclusion of Universal Credit. These changes will mean more people across England, Scotland and Wales are able to qualify for free a grant towards a replacement boiler. Universal Credit Now a Criteria […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Government promises more help for green heating

The British Government has promised to help people make the switch to green heating by increasing the size of grants made available under the Renewable Heat Premium Payment (RHPP). The grants were introduced to provide interim relief to households in the months leading up to the launch of the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI). The RHI […]

New renewable heat scheme for social housing tenants launched

Yesterday (2 May) the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) invited social housing landlords to bid for funding to install renewable heating technologies as part of a £6 million extension to the Renewable Heat Incentive Premium Payment scheme (RHPP). The aim of the competition is to encourage social housing landlords to do their bit […]

Domestic RHI scheme hit by further delays

This time last year we reported that the Government had announced plans to delay the Renewable Heat Incentive until 2013. In what feels very much like a case of deja vu, we’re having to report that yet more delays have befallen the scheme.  Yes, the second stage of the domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) has […]

Green Deal launched today but questions remain

The Green Deal launched on Monday amid much fanfare, but is the Coalition’s flagship environmental policy fit for purpose? Will the initiative reduce carbon emissions in the UK? Do energy consumers even understand the scheme? Questions remain as government ministers voice their support for the policy, which was designed to help people “stay warm for […]