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[12 Mar 2013 | No Comment | ]

Thousands of homes in Scotland are to be made more energy efficient, thanks to a new £60 million government fund. The Scottish government is desperate to reduce fuel poverty throughout the country and has already spread half of its Home Energy Efficiency Programme fund across its 32 local authorities. Investment in improving both council houses […]

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[5 Feb 2013 | No Comment | ]

Tower blocks and council estates should be bulldozed and replaced with terraced homes in order to provide more welcoming communities, according to a new report. Image source Commissioned by Conservative think tank Policy Exchange, the document calls for all high-rise buildings constructed between 1950s – 1980s to be demolished in an effort to remove “no […]

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[19 Mar 2012 | No Comment | ]

Prime Minister David Cameron has announced an extra £150 million for the Get Britain Building fund – a treasure trove that helps stalled building projects get back on track. Insider Media reports that more than 200 projects are set to benefit from the funding, including a 204-home development at Finzels Reach in Bristol. Paving the […]

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[15 Mar 2012 | No Comment | ]

Manchester United FC has secured the ISO14001 standard, designed to help an organisation develop a strategic approach to cutting carbon emissions and waste. MUFC’s environmental ambassador, the renowned environment-conscious former captain Gary Neville, received the standard and praised the club for its efforts to cut waste. Implementing a range of environmental measures Currently, the club […]

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[6 Mar 2012 | No Comment | ]

Residential and commercial properties with an F or G energy rating could be deemed unlettable from no later than 2018, under the government’s 2011 Energy Act. That’s according to property industry leaders speaking to an audience at a MIPIM (Marche International des Professionels d’Immobilier) event, who believe the industry can meet government sustainability targets – […]

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[30 Jan 2012 | No Comment | ]

The Green Deal hopes to create 65,000 insulation jobs by 2015 thanks to a cash incentive offered to homeowners if they install energy-saving measures on their property, reports link2portal.co.uk. Energy secretary Chris Huhne announced the deal in parliament as part of the coalition’s flagship energy and climate policy. Households will be able to borrow up […]

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[24 Jan 2012 | No Comment | ]

Last week’s launch of the Big Energy Week is continuing to help people and businesses save money on their energy bills, the Kincardineshire Observer reports. The launch of a tips website, bigenergyweek.org, is attempting to help bill payers who feel they are alarmingly out of pocket at the end of each quarter by advising them […]

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[9 Dec 2011 | No Comment | ]

The government has pledged £4 million to help social housing providers install green heating systems, decc.gov.uk reports. Under the Renewable Heat Premium Payment directive, the government has made available a pot of £4 million to 24 social housing providers. This could help them install interior cladding, solar panelling and other such eco-friendly features. Eco-friendly features […]

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[1 Dec 2011 | No Comment | ]

Details of the government’s Green Deal have emerged, containing plans to help homeowners with the cost of insulating their home, dailymail.co.uk reports. With plans afoot to make homes more energy efficient, Energy Secretary Chris Huhne has outlined his Green Deal, including a scheme where homeowners can claim up to £150 to help with the cost […]

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[28 Oct 2011 | No Comment | ]

Small-to-medium enterprises are missing out on a potential £7.7 billion every year by not implementing energy efficiency measures, reports Fresh Business Thinking. Energy provider E.ON conducted a survey into energy efficiency measures and found some alarming results. Small financial businesses (97 per cent) and professional service businesses (91 per cent) all admitted to being unaware […]