On 9 October 2015, the Department of Energy & Climate Change of the United Kingdom (DECC) revealed new figures estimating that 11 million households still stand to save £200 or more by switching their gas and electricity supplier.
Post date: 12 Oct 2015
On 22 July 2015, the UK Government announced measures to deal with a projected over-allocation of renewable energy subsidies. These measures are the following:
Post date: 22 Jul 2015
This report by the Department of Energy & Climate Change of the United Kingdom includes further analysis and geographical breakdowns of published statistics on Green Deal (GD) Assessments, Cashback, Green Deal Plans and Energy Company Obligation (ECO) measures, estimated carbon and energy savings from measures installed and supply chain activity. This release also includes updated information about Core Cities and Pioneer Places, ECO delivery costs and estimates of home insulation levels in Great Britain. Key points
Post date: 24 Jun 2015
The Green Deal is the Government’s new and radical way of making energy efficiency available to all, whether people own or rent their property. The work to upgrade the property will be paid back from the saving on energy bills.
Chris Huhne, visiting British Gas’ Energy Academy in Thatcham, said: “The Green Deal’s about making people feel as warm as toast in their homes. I want Britain to say goodbye forever to leaky lofts and chilly draughts. At a time of increasing gas prices energy efficiency is a no-brainer.
Post date: 16 Nov 2010
This report includes the following highlights:In 2008, there were around 4.5m fuel poor households in the UK, up from 4.0m in 2007. In England, there were around 3.3m fuel poor households up from 2.8m in 2007.
The increase in fuel poverty between 2007 and 2008 was largely caused by rising fuel prices, which have risen by an average of 80 per cent between 2004 and 2008.
Rising incomes and improvements in the energy efficiency of housing continue to help households from falling into fuel poverty and in some cases have removed households from fuel poverty.
Post date: 21 Oct 2010
Energy and Climate Change Secretary Chris Huhne said: “The Green Deal is a massive new business opportunity which has the potential to support up to a quarter of a million jobs as part of our third industrial revolution. Insulation installers and the supply chain all stand to benefit from this long overdue energy makeover.
“Energy efficiency is a no brainer. We need to tap in to this huge market to save people money on fuel bills, save carbon and help the economic recovery.”
Post date: 4 Oct 2010
Huhne ends local authority power struggleEnergy Secretary overturns law banning councils from selling renewable electricity
Full benefit of renewable incentives will spur local power revolution and bring in income to benefit local areas Councils across Britain will be allowed to sell renewable electricity to the grid and should assume their rightful place leading a local power revolution, Chris Huhne said on 9 August 2010 in a letter to all local authorities.
Post date: 24 Aug 2010
Greg Barker, Energy and Climate Change Minister, said: “This new Coalition Government wants to boost energy efficiency in business because we know that saving energy saves money. The CRC will encourage significant savings through greater energy efficiency and importantly will make carbon a boardroom issue for many large organisations. My message to businesses today is to register now. I understand the original complexity of the scheme may have deterred some organisations and I want to hear suggestions as to how we can make the scheme simpler in the future.”
Post date: 20 Aug 2010
How to help improve this calculatorCreating a low-carbon economy will require the consent and participation of citizens given the scale and pace of change required. Government can play a leadership role, but transforming our economy will require a coalition of citizens, business, and the energy industry. The DECC would like to test and refine this tool, its assumptions and its presentation, before engaging the public more widely.
Post date: 8 Aug 2010
Groundbreaking ‘2050’ analysis is published alongside, including six illustrative ‘pathways’ showing that meeting the target of an 80% cut in emissions by 2050 is ambitious but achievable, and compatible with maintaining security of energy supplies. A do-nothing ‘reference’ scenario highlights the risks of a high carbon future. An online ‘2050 Calculator’ also goes live today, enabling the public to explore the trade-offs inherent in designing the future secure, low carbon energy system and wider economy.
Post date: 2 Aug 2010