Energy UK asks for higher efficiency on Green Deal and ECO schemes
Trade association Energy UK publicly asked Climate Change Minister Greg Barker to help impose a higher level of efficiency for the Government’s flagship energy efficiency schemes – the Green Deal and Energy Company Obligation (ECO), a news report reveals.
Reducing VAT for energy efficiency measures would be better than Green Deal, UK builders argue
The Green Deal scheme, set to run until March 2014, is quite far from having reached its full potential, very few home-owners actually signing-up to the UK government’s programme.
Owners of energy-efficient homes should pay less on council tax, campaigners argue
Home owners who decide to invest in energy-efficiency measures for their properties should actually get more incentives in order to do so, such as a reduction in the overall council tax bill and stamp duty, campaigners from the UK Green Building Council argued.
Energy supplier E.ON slapped with £3m “financial settlement” by Ofgem
Energy firm E.ON has been slapped with a £3m fine after failing to comply with their reporting obligations under the government’s carbon emissions reduction target (Cert) programme, a news report in the media reveals.
Energy efficiency targets for new homes in Wales get a serious cut
In a bid to support the Welsh economy, the country’s government has decided to actually cut the planned energy efficiency levels for new buildings, from the projected 40% to just 8%, thus reducing the overall costs of building a new home by around 4,000 pounds.
Household energy bills set to rise by 240 pounds on account of green energy policies, claims NPOWER
NPOWER, one of the UK’s top 6 energy suppliers, has just issued a warning regarding the future hikes for household energy bills, blaming it all on the UK Government’s extensive subsidies for green energy.
£20m Green Deal Communities scheme set to help local authorities implement Green Deal faster
In a bid to boost Green Deal adoption in local communities, the Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has just announced the launch of a new scheme that will allow local authorities to bid for funding from the £20m pot.
£200 million ‘Warm Up North’ initiative to lower bills for 50,000 North-East properties
Up to 50,000 North-East properties are set to receive energy efficiency-related upgrades under the £200 million ‘Warm Up North’ scheme, whose main objective is to help reduce bills and tackle fuel poverty in the area.
BRE Innovation Park in Watford to house the Nuhaus energy efficient, factory built house
Two semi-detached energy efficient houses are set to be built by Swiss housing innovators Nühaus GmbH on the BRE Innovation Park in Watford using the company’s ‘best value’ methodology, which aims to deliver affordable housing with low environmental impact.