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[26 Sep 2013 | No Comment | ]

Private landlords may soon be able to retrofit vacant properties using the Green Deal. Building regulations minister Don Foster has claimed that it’s “absolutely ludicrous” that landlords are unable to turn their properties into eco-friendly buildings until they have tenants living there. Vacant properties as a “great opportunity” for the Green Deal to expand Current […]

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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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[4 Oct 2012 | No Comment | ]

The government’s flagship energy efficiency programme, the Green Deal, has officially been launched this week, greenwisebusiness.co.uk reports. Described as the biggest national improvement programme since the Second World War, the deal hopes to offer insulation to UK homes and businesses, as well as drive green growth and jobs. Image source Turning properties into sustainable buildings […]

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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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[15 Aug 2012 | No Comment | ]

Uncertainty and confusion is proving to be a hindrance in the uptake of the Green Deal, according to a new survey by the UK’s leading business standards body. The BSI suggests that while one in five home-owners is set to participate in the deal, which launches in October, the majority admit that they still don’t […]

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[19 Jul 2012 | No Comment | ]

From autumn this year, businesses will have access to the efficiency services on offer from the Green Deal, businessgreen.com reports. Previous suspicions that businesses would have to wait for support have been quashed by the announcement, which was made by an unnamed Whitehall source. Green Deal energy makeover While it is true that commercial applicants […]

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[17 Jul 2012 | No Comment | ]

Green and growth policies have the potential to add £20 billion to the UK’s GDP by 2015. That’s according to a new CBI report, ‘The colour of growth: maximising the potential of green business’, which suggests that politicians need to adopt a smarter, more consistent approach to energy and climate change policy, freshbusinessthinking.com reports. Image […]

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[2 Jul 2012 | No Comment | ]

The government’s flagship energy program, the Green Deal, is being adjusted to allow an extra 100,000 low-income households a year to receive energy efficiency works. Reported by insidehousing.co.uk, energy secretary Ed Davey has confirmed that the Green Deal will be made more equitable for social tenants and landlords, who were originally excluded from fuel poverty […]

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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 […]