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Post date: 14 Απρ 2010
Type: Tool

A joint initiative between the national housing and regeneration agency, CLG and the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC), LCIF enables new and existing homes to be connected to low carbon community heating networks that use more environmentally friendly sources of energy than traditional methods to provide heat and power to homes, shops and businesses nearby. This new funding is in addition to the £21m announced last year by the HCA for 13 pioneering community heating projects around the country.
Post date: 12 Απρ 2010
Type: Ειδήσεις

The Building Standards Technical Handbook, published on April 6, 2010 and which comes into force in October 1, 2010, confirms:Enhanced energy standards for new buildings - both homes and non-domestic - which will reduce emissions by 30 per cent on 2007 standards and by 70 per cent compared to 1990 Improved sound insulation to party walls and floors and the introduction of sound insulation testing to homes Better security features for homes including higher design specification for doors, windows and locks to deter opportunity crime
Post date: 12 Απρ 2010
Type: Ειδήσεις

The offering to business – CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme The CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme launched today aimed at saving public and private sector organisations around £1billion per year by 2020 through cost effective energy efficiency measures that are not yet being taken up. The aim of the CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme is to help change behaviour and will require large public and private sector organisations like supermarkets, hotels, hospitals, local authorities and central government departments, to improve their energy efficiency.
Post date: 6 Απρ 2010
Type: Ειδήσεις

The Committee's report is a stocktake of performance in tackling fuel poverty and sets out areas of concern which the Committee want to see addressed in the new Parliament.  Paddy Tipping MP, Acting Chair of the Committee, said "one of the reasons tackling fuel poverty is so difficult, is that the Government does not have a clear idea about who the fuel poor are.  Because it does not have that information, it has to use age and receipt of benefits as proxies for fuel poverty, and that means that some people who are fuel poor do not get help, while others who are not in fuel poverty...
Post date: 6 Απρ 2010
Type: Ειδήσεις

The ‘Insulate Today’ initiative will demonstrate this by: Working with Sainsbury’s Energy (a partnership between EDF and Sainsbury’s) to provide exclusive insulation offers to employees Investing in additional incentives to encourage employees to take up the offers (e.g. offering installed insulation for free to a number of employees, giving away energy monitors to help keep bills down)
Post date: 1 Απρ 2010
Type: Ειδήσεις

A total of 100 households were challenged to do what they could to reduce their environmental footprint. They were selected to be nationally representative - including demographics, social groups and house types. Each household received an initial environmental audit from a member of the project team and an attitudinal survey to understand their views on environmental matters. They were also given a project pack of information and ‘green’ equipment, along with £500 to spend in support of their environmental improvements.
Post date: 1 Απρ 2010
Type: Ειδήσεις

Post date: 1 Απρ 2010
Type: Σύνδεσμος

Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, said: “London's 10 Low Carbon Zones are now officially 'live', championing the latest energy busting technologies, trialling innovative ways to go green and helping people save money. Not only will this have a hugely positive impact on our environment but it is stimulating new industries to create job opportunities. Everyone in these eco-areas now has the tools to achieve top energy saving status.”
Post date: 30 Μαρ 2010
Type: Ειδήσεις

Mr Jones said, "Making homes more energy efficient is a key part in our ambitions to reduce Wales’ carbon footprint. I am delighted that for the first time we will be able to use European funding to help those who most need it make their homes more energy efficient. “Improving energy use in the home is also an important step in the delivery of our Green Jobs Strategy for Wales, developing skilled jobs for local people. Domestic energy efficiency is a growing industry, and we have the opportunity to position Wales at its forefront through this investment.
Post date: 23 Μαρ 2010
Type: Ειδήσεις