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University provides energy efficiency funding to small firms

More than 150 small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) will receive support from experts at Teesside University as part of a project to improve energy efficiency through the installation of thermal insulation and other energy-saving measures. The Resource Efficiency Pathways to Sustainable Growth... More >

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Welsh govt provides £2.5m insulation fund

Residents in Wales are set to benefit from a new £2.5 million scheme to install insulation at homes across the country in an effort to improve energy efficiency. The money has been awarded to Caerphilly Council in an effort to reduce carbon emissions and lower household energy bills, the... More >

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'Missed opportunity' as Budget contains no mention of Green Deal

George Osborne has come under criticism after he made no mention of the Green Deal energy efficiency and insulation initiative in yesterday's (March 20th) 2013 Budget announcement. The scheme was not mentioned in the chancellor's speech to the House of Commons or the supporting Budget... More >

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Govt 'must fight EU over insulation scheme VAT increase'

A ruling in the European Court of Justice later this year could seriously damage the government's attempts to improve the energy efficiency of residential homes through the installation of thermal insulation. That is the view of Andrew Warren, director of the Association for the Conservation of... More >

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Study suggests insulation has health benefits

Improving the thermal insulation qualities of a property has benefits for a person's physical and mental wellbeing, according to a new study. A team from the Medical Research Council in Glasgow conducted an investigation to discover if improving the energy efficiency of a property had any... More >

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£50m fund to provide free insulation in Cornwall

A new £50 million fund has been created to help households in Cornwall improve the energy efficiency of their properties by installing energy-saving measures such as thermal insulation. The finance has been supplied by British Gas as part of its Energy Company Obligation (ECO) and will... More >

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Charity to provide energy efficiency advice

Homes and businesses in Surrey could receive advice and assistance in accessing funding for thermal insulation and other energy efficiency measures thanks to a local charity. Sustainable Merton has formed a working relationship with Merton Council and successfully bid for £76,000 from the... More >

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Calls for chancellor to boost energy efficiency in Budget

George Osborne should use the forthcoming Budget to encourage people to make energy-saving improvements to their homes, including the installation of thermal insulation. That is the view of the UK Green Building Council (UKGBC), which has urged the chancellor to introduce tax breaks for energy... More >

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Initial interest in insulation scheme revealed

More than 1,800 homes and businesses have registered their interest in energy-efficiency measures such as cavity and wall insulation as part of the government's Green Deal scheme. According to figures released by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) yesterday (March 14th), 1,803... More >

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Govt should 'build more showhomes to highlight insulation benefits'

The UK needs more showhomes insulated to the highest standard to demonstrate to the public how properties can be improved. That is the view of Andrew Warren, director of the Association for the Conservation of Energy, who was speaking at yesterday's (March 13th) Westminster Energy, Environment... More >

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Insulation scheme secures £244m in funding

The government yesterday (12th March) announced it is to provide £244 million to cover the cost of the first year of the Green Deal scheme as it prepares to publish figures revealing the takeup of the initiative during its first month. Climate change minister Greg Barker confirmed the money... More >

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Free insulation for Scottish homes

More than 300,000 households across Scotland will be eligible for free thermal insulation from next month. Housing and welfare minister Margaret Burgess has announced a £16 million investment package designed to provide some of the most needy families with energy efficiency improvements that... More >

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Consumers 'need more information about insulation schemes'

The energy-efficiency schemes available to consumers in Scotland need to be made more attractive to encourage the installation of loft and wall insulation. That is the view of the Consumer Focus Scotland watchdog, which revealed homeowners are concerned as to their eligibility for the initiatives,... More >

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£60m funding to insulate Scottish homes

The Scottish government has announced it will provide £60 million to ensure homes across the country are fitted with sufficient thermal insulation. Targeting areas with the highest levels of fuel poverty, half of the money will be spread across Scotland's 32 local authorities. It will... More >

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Insulation scheme 'could be adapted for devout Muslims'

The government is currently looking at ways it can make the Green Deal insulation scheme accessible to devout Muslims, Ed Davey has confirmed. Because of sharia principles, Muslims are not allowed to pay interest on loans and so cannot take out mortgages or financing such as that offered as part of... More >

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Energy efficiency failings 'cost industrial sector £2.2bn'

A new report has suggested the UK industrial sector could be wasting up to £2.2 billion each year because it is not utilising energy-efficiency measures such as solid-wall insulation. The research is based on official data collected by the Energy Efficiency Financing (EFF) initiative, which... More >

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Council launches insulation scheme for Leeds residents

A number of households in Leeds are set to benefit from a new £1.3 million scheme to provide thermal insulation. Keepmoat, a company specialising in community regeneration, has been tasked with installing wall insulation and other energy-efficiency improvements at around 180 properties,... More >

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Report suggests businesses are unaware of insulation benefits

A new report suggests small businesses need more support to improve their energy efficiency, with many admitting they are not aware of the benefits of thermal insulation. The study undertaken by the Carbon Trust discovered there are several obstacles currently preventing small and medium-sized... More >

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Green Deal interest rates 'are putting people off insulation'

Companies and consumers looking at thermal insulation options are often put off financing through the government's Green Deal scheme because of high rates of interest. This is according to Richard McCarthy, executive director of Capita Symonds. He believes the government should look to use... More >

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Ed Davey: 8m homes need solid wall insulation

There are almost eight million properties in the UK that would benefit from solid wall insulation, according to secretary of state for energy and climate change Ed Davey. Speaking at the Ecobuild conference, Mr Davey said the government's Green Deal scheme will lead to more than one million... More >

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Eric Pickles faces court over scrapped insulation regulations

The Department of Communities and Local Government will face a judicial review over its controversial decision to abandon thermal insulation regulations that would have boosted the economy by an estimated £11 billion. It was confirmed yesterday (March 5th) that the Association for the... More >

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Energy efficiency conference to focus on Green Deal

The world's largest energy efficiency conference launches today (March 5th) and will place significant focus on the government's Green Deal insulation scheme. 'Is the Green Deal delivering?' is set to be one of the key discussion points during the three-day Ecobuild event, which... More >

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Insulation benefits highlighted as homes go on display

As part of the forthcoming SuperHomes week, energy-efficient property owners will open their doors to the public and demonstrate how improvements such as thermal insulation can help to reduce energy bills. The event, which runs from March 16th to 24th, is backed by the Sustainable Energy Academy... More >

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Investigation into insulation scheme reveals positivity

Researchers from the University of Sheffield have discovered many residents in the area are positive about the government's flagship Green Deal scheme's ability to encourage the installation of loft and cavity wall insulation. As part of an investigation into energy efficiency in... More >

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Chancellor urged to encourage insulation in Budget

The chancellor must make provisions within the forthcoming Budget to improve the energy efficiency of UK homes. That is the view of the Federation of Master Builders (FMB), which insists the move is necessary to provide a boost to the struggling construction industry and assist households who are... More >

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Thermal imaging flyovers highlight need for insulation

Residents in the Scottish city of Aberdeen are being provided with thermal images to show how much heat is being lost at properties with insufficient levels of loft and wall insulation. Aberdeen City Council is believed to be the only local authority producing these types of pictures, which use... More >

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Scottish govt 'missing opportunity to encourage better insulation'

The Scottish government will struggle to meet its energy efficiency targets and may come to regret not taking the opportunity to encourage households to improve their levels of thermal insulation. That is the view of David Steward, policy manager at the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations.... More >

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Yorkshire insulation scheme 'close to an end'

One of the country's first free loft and cavity wall insulation schemes is close to reaching its funding limit, a year after it launched. The Wrapping Up Yorkshire initiative allows residents to claim for energy efficiency improvement measures, with the cost covered by a group of national... More >

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North-east insulation scheme hailed a success

An £8 million scheme to improve the energy efficiency of homes in the north-east of England has been hailed. Stockton's GoWarm Parkfield initiative was originally designed to provide free insulation and advice on how to reduce energy wastage to around 600 households in the area, the... More >

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Insulation scheme saves Hampshire residents £2.3m

A scheme designed to help people in Hampshire improve the levels of thermal insulation in their homes has saved residents £2.3 million on their annual energy bills. The Insulate Hampshire programme has provided more than 13,900 properties with loft or cavity wall insulation in an effort to... More >

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