Energy and Climate Change Secretary Chris Huhne said: “I’m confident the Green Deal will catch on with the public. It’ll make upgrading our nation’s draughty homes a no brainer. But I don’t want people to be hoodwinked by rogue traders or receive dodgy advice.
“Trust is important when it comes to having work done in our homes. Consumer protection will be built into the Green Deal from the word go. Accreditation, a quality mark, insurance-backed warranties – there’ll be no place for cowboys to get a foothold in the Green Deal.
Post date: 14 Dec 2010
Chris Huhne said: “Warm Home Discount does exactly what it says on the tin, in providing money off vulnerable households’ energy bills to help them afford their heating. We’re requiring energy companies to do this by law, but first we need to get the detail right. Warm Home Discount is a practical way to provide tangible financial help on energy bills to more of the most vulnerable.”The consultation document proposes four key areas of support:
Post date: 10 Dec 2010
Estimates of home insulation level: July 2010
Post date: 2 Dec 2010
In the framework of this report, a household is said to be in fuel poverty if it needs to spend more than 10 per cent of its income on fuel to maintain an adequate level of warmth (usually defined as 21 degrees for the main living area, and 18 degrees for other occupied rooms).
Post date: 21 Oct 2010
A government steering group will be established to ensure the delivery of this emissions target. The steering group will be chaired by the Energy and Climate Change Secretary Chris Huhne, and comprise representatives from key departments and the private sector.
Post date: 18 May 2010
Ed Miliband said: “The guarantee of getting an income on top of saving on energy bills will be an incentive to householders and communities wanting to make the move to low carbon living. The feed-in tariff will change the way householders and communities think about their future energy needs, making the payback for investment far shorter than in the past. It will also change the outlook for a range of industries, in particular those in the business of producing and installing small scale low carbon technology.”
Post date: 8 Feb 2010
The 12 winning communities are:
Post date: 8 Feb 2010
Homeowners in Birmingham, Sunderland, London Borough of Sutton and Stroud will be testing out new ways to finance whole house energy makeovers under the Government’s £4m Pay As You Save scheme. Following an open competition, Birmingham City Council, Gentoo Sunderland, British Gas, B&Q UK and Stroud District Council have been chosen to deliver individual projects in the first ever UK trials.
Energy and Climate Change Secretary Ed Miliband said:
Post date: 9 Dec 2009
Lord Hunt said: “A global climate deal in Copenhagen needs all countries to make the most ambitious commitments possible, but it will also require all of us to change how we lead our lives and how we generate our energy. ... Smart meters will put the power in people’s hands, enabling us all to control how much energy we use, cut emissions and cut bills. ... Smart grids will help manage the massive shift to low carbon electricity such as wind, nuclear and clean fossil fuels. ...
Post date: 3 Dec 2009
The Department’s London headquarters also published today its latest monthly energy efficiency rating for October which is a ‘D’. Compared to this time last year, DECC has reduced its use of gas by 90% and its use of electricity by 22%.
Post date: 18 Nov 2009