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Gas bills too high? – Then get a new boiler for free !

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Your hot water boiler consumes the largest single proportion of your home’s energy consumption – as much as 60% over a year – but by installing a modern, efficient boiler, you can make enormous savings on your gas bills. Installing a new A-rated high-efficiency condensing boiler could save you up to £300 a year, as well as reducing your home’s …

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Green Deal update – First month sees positive response to new scheme

The government’s new Green Deal Scheme has had a positive first month, with over 1,800 people signing up to have their homes assessed. Green Deal has been created to encourage homes and businesses to increase the energy efficiency of their properties, with a range of improvements available at no up-front cost. Payments are made through energy bills and the scheme …

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What is ECO funding?

ECO stands for Energy Company Obligation. It is a piece of government legislation that runs alongside the new Green Deal scheme and is designed to help low-income and vulnerable households install energy saving improvements to their homes. ECO Funding can cover costly improvements that would not otherwise come under the Green Deal golden rule, which states that the amount being …

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Government proposals to ensure better deal for energy consumers

Millions of households to be moved to better energy deals, with suppliers limited to four tariffs per fuel type, and customers moved off poor-value ‘dead tariffs’ Proposals to ensure that all households are on the best deal for their gas and electricity as soon as possible were published by the Government today. Households across the country are facing a tough …

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Edward Davey responds to inaccuracies in Times article of 12 October

Neither I nor anyone in government wants to avoid our legally binding targets to cut the UK’s carbon emissions. (‘Dash for gas to take heat off fuel prices’, 12 October). The opposite is in fact the case – I am making the case in Government for a new, interim target to limit carbon emissions from the electricity sector by 2030 …

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Green Deal – Green Light

Greg Barker visited Birmingham this afternoon, to congratulate the City Council and Carillion Energy Services on the announcement of its Green Deal delivery partnership. Birmingham is the first local authority in the country to appoint a delivery partner for the Green Deal. In an announcement last month, DECC awarded £2.6m to the City Council to help kick start Green Deal …

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A better energy deal

Energy and Climate Change Secretary Edward Davey today set out measures to help ensure that energy consumers are treated fairly and make it easier for households get a better deal for their gas and electricity, including: New powers for Ofgem. Ofgem will be able to require companies who have breached licence conditions to compensate consumers who have lost out directly, …

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More householders to get help to stay warm and cosy this winter

Thousands more householders up and down the country will be eligible for help under the Government’s Warm Front scheme from 12 September, when new regulations come into force. Revisions to the scheme rules will align the income based qualifying benefits with those to be used for the forthcoming Affordable Warmth group under the Energy Company Obligation. Householders who currently qualify …

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Housing Association or Local Councils Grants

There may also be other grants for your home (including for landlords) available from your local council, such as the Home Repair Assistance Grant, or Housing Association (if you are a tenant of one). As councils can offer different funding, search for details on its website or contact them to ask for more information. • To find your local council’s …

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Paving the way for the Green Deal

The Carbon Emissions Reduction Target (CERT) requires all domestic energy suppliers with a customer base in excess of 250,000 customers to make savings in the amount of CO2 emitted by householders. Suppliers meet this target by promoting the uptake of low carbon energy solutions to household energy consumers, thereby assisting them to reduce the carbon footprint of their homes. The …

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