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[30 Apr 2013 | No Comment | ]

Local authorities in the Leeds City Region have announced the launch of the country’s largest Green Deal Scheme, with more than 12,000 homes in Yorkshire earmarked to receive energy efficiency improvements. According to businessgreen.com, the £100 million initiative centres around 11 councils in the area with a view to helping domestic and non-domestic properties reduce […]

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[18 Apr 2013 | No Comment | ]

The number of Green Deal assessments shot up from just over 1,700 to 7,465 between February and March – a 332 per cent increase, reports businessgreen.com. While it is important to note these are records of energy efficiency assessments rather than of people actually paying for improvements, the difference in interest since February is encouraging. […]

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[17 Apr 2013 | No Comment | ]

A new sustainability exhibition in Brighton is shaping up to be one of the nation’s most comprehensive shows. The Eco Technology Show 2013, which runs from June 14th -15th, has already managed to confirm the attendance of more than 100 exhibitors; each offering their own unique take on the future of eco-friendly buildings. Guest speakers […]

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[25 Jan 2013 | No Comment | ]

Less than 19 per cent of people in the UK have heard of the government’s new flagship energy efficiency scheme Green Deal, reports independent.co.uk. Despite the fact it could help millions cut the cost of their energy bills, over four-fifths of those surveyed by uSwitch.com didn’t know the deal existed. This is problematic for the government […]

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[28 Sep 2012 | No Comment | ]

The government is set to launch a ‘national communications campaign’ to promote its new Green Deal energy efficiency initiative, marking a partial U-turn by ministers, reports businessgreen.com. Despite ministers and a government department (Department of Energy and Climate Change) claiming it should be the responsibility of the private sector to publicise the Green Deal, it […]

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[18 Jun 2012 | No Comment | ]

Those living in rented properties tend to pay more in energy costs than those who own their own home, according to research from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). Cited by propertywire.com, the report claims that those renting in the private sector pay on average £31 more every year than home-owners. In addition, they […]

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[7 May 2012 | No Comment | ]

Green growth is the key to unlock prosperity in the UK economy. That’s according to former energy secretary Chris Huhne, cited by greenwisebusiness.co.uk, who suggests that the UK has little option but to go green due to commodity price rises having the potential to stall ‘resource-hungry’ growth. We must go green? Whereas some critics imply […]