Green Deal & Listed Buildings

Green Deal will be available to listed buildings. There are two different grades to a listed building. Grade I covers the outside and the inside of the building where Grade II only covers the outside. Here are the available improvements that can be installed through the Green Deal Scheme: Internal solid wall insulation Internal solid wall insulation, you will lose a minimal amount of floor space from doing this but the return on investment is much better than double glazing. Internal solid wall insulation can save up to £475 per year. Installation can…continue reading →

Green Energy Can Boost £20 Billion To The UK

The Confederation of British Industry (CBI) has just released a statement that the UK has a great chance of becoming "a global front runner in low carbon products and services". In return this can boost the UK economy by £20 billion annually to the GDP. CBI has released a report called "The colour of growth - maximising the potential of green business" which states all 10 recommendations for the British Government. Within this report is the structure that includes stimulating consumer markets, ensuring right incentives and regulation to drive demand in markets. One…continue reading →

Social Landlord Competition Winners Revealed

The DECC has announced the winners of the £10 million RHPP social landlord competition. This was accomplished by improving and installing low carbon heating systems into hundreds of homes. Local authorities and social housing associations were able to bid for £175,000 of the £10 million pot money. Energy and Climate Minister Greg Barker stated: "It's great to see there's so much enthusiasm for the second year of our social landlord scheme." Out of all the applications, 72 projects have been accepted on the terms of the value for money, type of fuel being…continue reading →

Community Low Carbon Heating Scheme Launched

Greg Barker, Minister of State for Energy and Climate Change, stated today: "Clean green generation at a local level is a key part of our energy future and I hope that communities of all shapes and sizes will get on board and take advantage of all this scheme can offer." Greg Barker has also confirmed that there's: ✔ £8 million community scheme under the Renewable Heat Premium Payment (RHPP) is opens to applications ✔ Winners of £10 million social landlord competition 2012 revealed Applications are open today for install low carbon heating systems…continue reading →

Green Deal Interest Rates

The interest rates for the Green Deal has been a talking point from the beginning. It is clear that the interest rates will be market driven by the Green Deal Providers. This will allow the customer to decide which Green Deal Plan will suit them best and most importantly, the cheapest. There are many companies and websites that speculate different interest rates therefore the best solution is to visit DECC. The DECC has stated their interest rates since the start and has stood by them. ✔ The interest rates will not be decided…continue reading →

Britain Voted Most Energy Efficient

After much research and investigations, Britain has been voted the most energy efficient country in the word. Britain just beat Germany in the rankings. The ACEEE 2012 International Energy Efficiency Scorecard has ranked 12 of the worlds largest economies. These 12 countries represent the worlds 78% of the domestic product, 63% of energy consumption and 62 % of carbon dioxide equivalent emissions. The ranking gets determined by a point system out of a 100. The points can be earned through four different categories including buildings, industrial, national effort and transportation. Here are the…continue reading →

UK Consents Two Wind Farms

New Offshore Wind Farms Will Bring Huge Boost To UK Capacity On the 6th of July the government gave consent to build two wind farms off the Norfolk Coast with the capacity to generate 1GW of power. This construction combined with the others will generate 6.6GW of wind power for the UK. There is a £3billion investment in wind power under construction with two farms in the Greater Wash called Race Bank (580MW) and Dungeon (560MW). The combined power from the wind farms can generate enough power for 730,000 homes. Not all projects…continue reading →

CCS Commercialisation

At midday today the UK’s £1bn CCS competition closed to bids. A Department of Energy and Climate Change spokesman said: “There has been significant interest from industry, with a good range of applications received. “We will be carrying out an initial review of each bid before making further details available in the next few weeks. Decisions on which projects to support will be made in the autumn following an assessment and evaluation process. “The UK has one of the best offers anywhere in the world for CCS and this competition is an important…continue reading →

UK Energy Statistics

Quarterly Energy Statistics: Energy Trends & Quarterly Energy Prices Energy Trends and Quarterly Energy Prices publications are published today 28 June 2012 by the Department of Energy and Climate Change. Energy Trends covers statistics on energy production and consumption, in total and by fuel, and provides an analysis of the year on year changes, and now includes a section on renewables. Quarterly Energy Prices covers prices to domestic and industrial consumers, prices of oil products and comparisons of international fuel prices. The main points for the first quarter of 2012 are: ✔ Indigenous…continue reading →

Update on Feed in Tariffs

The government will not cut feed in tariffs at end of June!!! Great news for once for the solar industry and Free Green Energy Wales! The Government will not after all be cutting the Feed in Tariff at the end of June. Greg Barker stated yesterday that 'having listened carefully to industry' (so thanks to everyone who supported the 'Our Solar Future' campaign or who emailed their local MP!), the Government will be 'pushing back a little the next proposed reduction in the tariffs'. In fact the Government had already missed the last…continue reading →