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Insulation 'could save council millions'

The installation of thermal insulation at 14 public properties could save Enfield Council around £240,000, according to plans unveiled on Tuesday (April 23rd). If the proposals are approved, work will begin this summer to improve energy efficiency at Enfield Civic Centre, Millfield Arts... More >

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Leeds City Council agrees energy-saving deal

A number of public buildings in Leeds are to be fitted with insulation to improve their energy efficiency after the council was provided with £1.2 million by a national energy company. E.ON is to fund the £1.2 million works under the government's Energy Company Obligation (ECO)... More >

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Public 'has no idea about the Green Deal'

The government is failing to publicise its flagship Green Deal energy efficiency scheme, meaning the majority of people are unaware it could potentially save them a significant sum of money. That is the view of Steve Burnside, a qualified assessor for the initiative, who told the Brentwood Gazette... More >

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Green Deal interest high in Edinburgh

A significant number of households and businesses in Edinburgh have booked assessments under the Green Deal scheme. Under the initiative, property owners are able to take advantage of loans available to pay for energy-saving improvements such as loft or cavity wall insulation. These are then repaid... More >

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National Trust announces energy efficiency plans

The National Trust has rolled out a £3.5 million initiative that is hoping to improve the energy efficiency of its historic properties across the UK, regardless of how old they are. Alongside renewable energy supplier Good Energy, the body is launching an energy pilot to five of its... More >

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Energy expert welcomes increase in Green Deal takeup

A leading energy adviser from the West Midlands has welcomed the figures released last week showing a huge increase in the amount of people interested in installing energy-saving measures such as thermal insulation under the Green Deal. More than 7,400 initial assessments took place in March, an... More >

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Darlington households to benefit from insulation scheme

Vulnerable residents in Darlington are to receive assistance to help install energy-saving measures such as thermal insulation. Foundations, the national body of home improvement agencies, has joined forces with the Health Through Warmth scheme launched by npower to help residents who are living in... More >

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Regional insulation scheme wins award

A thermal insulation scheme in Hampshire has won an award after helping to lower energy bills and cut carbon emissions at homes in the county. Insulate Hampshire won the Best Local Initiative prize at the 2013 Climate Week Awards, which recognises programmes designed to combat climate change, the... More >

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Leeds launches £100m insulation initiative

More than 12,000 households in and around Leeds will be able to benefit from a £100 million scheme to help make energy efficiency improvements such as loft or cavity wall insulation. The initiative will be run as part of the government's flagship Green Deal programme and will help both... More >

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Energy efficiency policy 'could be revived'

The controversial policy that would force homeowners making improvements to their properties to install energy efficiency measures such as thermal insulation could be resurrected. Secretary of state for communities and local government Eric Pickles announced late in 2012 that the government would... More >

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Households 'should fit DIY insulation'

Homeowners across the UK have been encouraged to consider improving the thermal insulation levels of their properties through DIY methods. According to calculations by the Energy Saving Trust, the average household could reduce its annual fuel bills by £220, while insulating the existing... More >

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Building firm launches insulation schemes

Around 650 households in Rotherham are to receive free loft or cavity wall insulation as part of the Green Deal energy efficiency scheme. The area is one of the initiative's 'pioneer places' and the council has received a £300,000 grant from the government to finance the works,... More >

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Insulation project improves 100 homes

More than 100 homes across South Tyneside have had energy-saving cavity wall insulation installed thanks to a council project. The works have been focused on the Lonnen estate area of South Shields and are the result of a partnership between South Tyneside Council, Warm Up North and South Tyneside... More >

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Improving Green Deal figures released

The number of people looking to have energy-saving measures such as loft or wall insulation installed at their properties increased significantly in March. According to figures released by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC), there was a 332 per cent increase in households... More >

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Uptake of Essex insulation skyrockets

Figures released by Uttlesford District Council (UDC) in Essex have revealed the extent to which insulation has become popular among homeowners. According to figures from the UDC Home Energy Conservation report, in 2008-09 there were 15,002 Essex households with cavity loft insulation. This had, in... More >

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Insulating UK properties in need 'could take 500 years'

It will take more than 500 years to provide insulation to all homes in need of the measure under the Green Deal scheme if its initial uptake does not improve. That is the conclusion of the report produced by building.co.uk, which has assessed research undertaken by the Energy Bill Revolution... More >

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Council to offer free energy efficiency assessments

Residents in the Leicestershire town of Melton will be able to take advantage of an offer to provide free energy audits of their properties. Melton Council has received funding from the Department of Energy and Climate Change to offer 50 free assessments, which will highlight energy-saving... More >

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£200m solid wall insulation scheme announced

Efficiency East Midlands (EEM) has announced details of an initial framework that will see thousands of homes benefit from solid wall insulation. EEM - which consists of a number of local councils and housing authorities in the East Midlands - has named six contractors that will carry out the... More >

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Govt commissions research into solid wall insulation

A new £2 million government-funded investigation has been launched to identify homes across the UK that would benefit from the installation of solid wall insulation. The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has enlisted the services of the Building Research Establishment (BRE) to... More >

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Leeds homes fitted with solid wall insulation

Work has been completed on the first of 180 homes in Leeds to be fitted with solid wall insulation under energy-saving improvements provided by the council. As a result of the measures, tenants in the properties will see savings of around £475 on their annual energy bills, the Yorkshire... More >

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British Gas to provide insulation to 7,000 homes

Leading energy company British Gas has agreed to subsidise thermal insulation for thousands of homes in Peterborough, in a move that will also create hundreds of new jobs. In partnership with Peterborough City Council, British Gas will provide £20 million as part of the Energy Company... More >

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Billions of pounds reserved for insulation 'is going unspent'

The government has designated billions of pounds to a scheme to improve the thermal insulation of households across the UK, but this money is currently going unspent, according to a trade union. GMB - which represents energy workers - has raised concerns that ministers have not set out a plan to... More >

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Govt promises tax breaks for energy efficient firms

Companies across the UK may look to improve the levels of thermal insulation at their properties after the government announced tax breaks for those who significantly reduce their carbon emissions. The concession was revealed yesterday (April 2nd) as the coalition launched a reformed version of the... More >

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Govt 'must spend on insulation to end fuel poverty'

The government has been urged to increase investment into schemes offering thermal insulation after the UK was found to have the highest proportion of households in fuel poverty in western Europe. Figures released by the Association for the Conservation of Energy (Ace) and the Energy Bill... More >

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Enfield residents to get free insulation

More than 1,000 vulnerable households in Enfield are set to benefit from a scheme providing them with free thermal insulation. The £10 million funding for the initiative has been provided by British Gas under the government's Energy Company Obligation legislation. According to estimates... More >

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Govt energy efficiency schemes 'are lowering consumer bills'

Government policies - including the Green Deal insulation scheme - are helping to reduce consumer energy bills, according to a new report. Figures released by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) indicate fuel bills will be 11 per cent, or £166, lower by 2020 than they would... More >

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Commercial insulation scheme 'will take time'

The secretary of state for energy and climate change has said he is "very keen" on the commercial Green Deal insulation scheme, but warned it will "have a longer fuse" than the domestic version. In an interview with BusinessGreen, Ed Davey stated that while a lot of the... More >

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Landlords avoid 'confusing' insulation scheme

Almost two-thirds of professionals in the housing sector do not plan to allow their tenants to utilise the Green Deal scheme to make energy-saving improvements such as thermal insulation to their properties. According to a survey undertaken by SPSenvirowall, just 36.6 per cent of respondents are... More >

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Insulation scheme helping Leeds to hit energy targets

The city of Leeds is making good progress towards its targets of cutting fuel poverty and lowering carbon emissions, thanks in no small part to a free insulation scheme. According to councillor Barry Anderson, significant improvements have been made to the city council's housing stock and the... More >

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Scotland 'failing to meet insulation targets in remote areas'

Scottish Borders Council has fallen well behind its insulation targets, according to latest figures. The Scottish government has provided significant funding to councils across the country in an effort to ensure it meets its target of eradicating fuel poverty by 2016, the Border Telegraph... More >

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