In establishing Green Deal, the government has set the conditions to grow the energy efficiency market in Great Britain. Although still in the early stages, activity so far shows that consumers are being helped to make their homes more efficient. Over 100,000 assessments have been undertaken since January, with latest research suggesting that households find them helpful in reducing their energy consumption.The latest research on consumer reaction to the Green Deal, ‘Wave Three’, was published on 16th December 2014 and shows:
Post date: 21 Jan 2014
Sensitively-sited solar PV energy will be central to the growth of renewables in Britain, Energy and Climate Change Minister Greg Barker said on 8 October 2013.
Post date: 11 Nov 2013
The RHI is a world first and is designed to revolutionise the way homes and businesses across the nation are heated, cut carbon emissions and help meet renewables targets. The scheme was launched for the non domestic sector in November 2011.
Post date: 19 Jun 2013
Energy and Climate Change Minister Greg Barker said: “We need to transform the way we heat our homes to help keep bills down and cut carbon too. Community groups, with their enthusiasm, local knowledge and drive, need to be at the very heart of this revolution so it’s great to see so many groups across Great Britain getting on board. The money from this scheme will help install kit like solar thermal and heat pumps in around 1250 homes, helping householders reap the benefits of renewable heat.”
Post date: 17 Dec 2012
The new Strategy is aimed at changing the way energy is used in sectors such as housing, transport and manufacturing over the coming decades. It also includes immediate action to kick start a revolution in UK energy efficiency, including:
Post date: 10 Dec 2012
Following the success of the first social landlord competition under the Renewable Heat Premium Payment Scheme last year, DECC has launched a bigger and better second round. The amount of money available has increased from £3 million to £10 million, with more time for social landlords to apply.Registered providers for social housing such as local authorities and social housing associations will be able to bid for up to around £175,000 each.
Post date: 4 Jun 2012
New FITs tariffs for solar installations up to 250kW for those with an eligibility date on or after 3 March 2012Minimum energy efficiency requirement for properties installing solar panels to obtain the highest level of FIT paymentNew solar PV multi installation tariff rate
Post date: 4 Apr 2012
Green Deal scheme will kick start £14bn investment over the next decade, supporting at least 65,000 insulation and construction jobs by 2015£1.3 billion a year additional help from energy companies for vulnerable and hard-to-insulate homesOverall average household energy bill in 2020 will be 7%, or £94, lower than without energy and climate polices
Post date: 30 Nov 2011
DECC’s new “Housing Energy Fact File”, published on October 19, 2011, highlights that more than half of homes in Great Britain don’t have sufficient insulation. It shows around 50% more energy is used to heat and power homes than is used to power UK industry. It is vital, therefore, that action is taken to address home energy efficiency.
Post date: 2 Nov 2011
“The Warm Front scheme is fully subscribed so it will be unable to take new applications for the remainder of this financial year. Those who have already registered will continue to be helped. Warm Front will be back and we will make the available funds work harder by focusing help on the oldest and poorest people.
Post date: 20 Dec 2010