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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 […]

£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 […]

Winners and losers in Greenpeace’s energy league table

Now into its sixth year, Greenpeace has recently published the results of its latest annual energy league table which recognises the greenest companies in the IT world.  Google and Cisco have been revealed as the two major winners in the Cool IT Leaderboard report. Both firms were praised for their innovative approach to cleaner and […]

Green policies to cut £166 off energy bills by 2020

A study carried out by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has revealed that only 11 per cent of domestic energy bills can be affected by state policy. Following publication of the research, Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change Ed Davey predicted that green policy would eventually save British households money. […]

Brighton eco-house constructed from waste to appear on Grand Designs

An architect based in Brighton is aiming to construct a building using only waste materials. Duncan Baker-Brown, a senior lecturer at the University of Brighton who co-founded BBM Sustainable Design, believes sufficient waste materials from the construction industry are available to construct the building, which would be the first of its kind in the UK. […]

E.ON to make homes smarter and greener with new partnership

E.ON has announced a partnership with technology firm GreenWave Reality that should facilitate the development of ‘smart’ homes. The roll-out of energy smart meters across the UK has long been an objective of government, which aims to ensure that the devices are installed in more than 30 million homes in the country by 2020. Although […]

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 […]

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 […]

Australian scientists make renewable energy storage breakthrough

Although renewable energy technologies have come on leaps and bounds in the last couple of decades, a solution to economical energy storage remains a big stumbling block in the quest to generate more energy with sustainable technologies and to make renewable energies more affordable. However a team of scientists in Australia are one step closer to […]

Green Deal won’t deliver in its current form warns Which?

Despite its potential the Government’s revolutionary home insulation scheme, the Green Deal, is likely to fall flat on its face without urgent reforms say green and consumer groups.  The warning comes from Greenpeace, Which? and the World Wide Fund for Nature who, along with insulation specialist Knauf and the National Pensioners Convention, are calling on […]