The government launched a £15million Renewable Heat Premium Payment Scheme this week which offers grants to UK households of up to £1,250 towards installing renewable heating systems.
The initiative will be available from 1st August and run until March 2012, and plans to receive around 25,000 applicants. It will work on a first-come first-served basis, and the funding will go towards installing new biomass boilers, solar panels and ground or air source heat pumps. Continue reading “Renewable Heat Premium Payment Scheme”
The British Gas boiler scrappage scheme launched this week, where households can claim £300 towards a new Worcester Bosch A-Rated boiler.
The scheme is open to UK households with aging or in-efficient boilers. It encourages them to trade-in their old boilers for an upgrade to an A-Rated energy efficient one, with the incentive of saving £300 off the cost. Continue reading “British Gas boiler scrappage scheme”
Although this year’s EcoBuild has just come to an end, it is definitely worth mentioning the highlights.
For those who aren’t familiar with it, EcoBuild is the world’s largest event for showcasing the future of sustainable design, construction and the built environment. Manufacturers, including many from the plumbing and heating market launch new products and display new environmentally friendly technologies. Continue reading “EcoBuild 2011 showcases high efficiency boilers”
Government green electricity schemes are being urged to help maintain and protect the UK’s energy . The Energy Secretary, Chris Huhne was given a stark warning by a coalition of 22 environmental groups not to reduce the subsidies for green electricity following a spending review by the government. Continue reading “Government green electricity schemes”
There are many ways you can improve the energy efficiency of your home, like getting it insulated or installing an ‘A-rated’ boiler. But what about your renewable energy options? As more households consider them, we thought it would be useful to write this guide.
Households have a few choices, all are designed to make the home more environmentally friendly and cut the cost of energy bills. Continue reading “A useful guide to your renewable energy options”
The government announced plans earlier this week to launch a new Green Deal initiative designed to improve the energy efficiency of millions of UK homes. Continue reading “Government set to launch new energy efficiency initiative”
Talking to civil servants at the Department of Energy and Climate Change this week, Prime Minister David Cameron said he wanted his newly formed coalition administration to be ‘the greenest government ever.’ Continue reading “Cameron’s pledge to be the ‘greenest’ ever”
A committee of MP’s has warned the government is set to fail its own fuel poverty reduction targets. The goal is to eradicate fuel poverty in vulnerable households in England by the end of this year; households with children, pensioners and the disabled. The longer term aim is to end it completely by 2016. Continue reading “MP’s warn government failure to meet fuel poverty reduction targets”
Customers can earn money by generating their own energy with a new feed-in tariff scheme launched by the government this week. Households will get their money back from energy suppliers. Continue reading “Get cash back with new green feed-in tariff”