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UK renewables has £39.6 billion invested since 2010

UK renewables has £39.6 billion invested since 2010

An estimated £39.6 billion was invested in the UK’s renewable energy industry between 2010 and 2014. Decc’s latest figures show electricity capacity from renewable sources has grown by 165% since 2010 and currently provides 18% of the nation’s needs – powering ...

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Switching energy suppliers saved UK public £38 million

Switching energy suppliers saved UK public £38 million

DECC has claimed that it’s “Power to Switch” campaign has saved the public millions. In just one month it says the government scheme was used by 130,000 households to switch energy suppliers – saving them £38m. The Coalition’s advert and ...

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Dramatic fall in help for the fuel poor of UK

Dramatic fall in help for the fuel poor of UK

New research claims that there has been a dramatic drop in assistance available for people living in cold homes. The number of major energy efficiency measures delivered has dropped 80% – from 112,000 in the winter of 2011/12 to just ...

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Labour looking to secure fracking ban near drinking water aquifers

Labour looking to secure fracking ban near drinking water aquifers

Labour are hoping to ban fracking on land near to drinking water aquifers. On Tuesday 13th January, an amendment to the Infrasctructure Bill which would prohibit shale gas extraction in groundwater protection zones is to be debated in the House of ...

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Green Deal loan company in line for £49 million package

Green Deal loan company in line for £49 million package

The Green Deal Finance Company are a firm set up to provide loans as part of the government’s flagship efficiency energy programme. DECC has put forward a proposal to provide a £34 million fund, subject to contract. Private sector investors, ...

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Green Deal Home Improvement Fund closes after 7 weeks

Green Deal Home Improvement Fund closes after 7 weeks

The Green Deal Home Improvement Fund (GDHIF) has been closed indefinitely after only seven weeks by The Department of Energy and Climate Change (Decc). Due to ‘overwhelming demand’ the incentive package has reached it’s budget of £120 million, despite being ...

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Government encourages householders to claim cashback for energy saving schemes

Government encourages householders to claim cashback for energy saving schemes

The Government is urging householders to act now to claim their cashback for installing energy saving measures in their homes. The Green Deal Home Improvement Fund offers houses in England and Wales up to £7,600 for energy efficiency improvements including ...

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Department of Energy & Climate Change takes over energy savings products policy

Department of Energy & Climate Change takes over energy savings products policy

  The Department of Energy and Climate Change (Decc) has taken control of the energy-using products policy. which is the biggest area to save on bills. In 2020, the Decc predicts higher efficiency of appliances will save the average household ...

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Cashback scheme for Green Deal extended by 3 months

Cashback scheme for Green Deal extended by 3 months

    The Department of Energy and Climate Change (Decc) has extended the cashback scheme for the Green Deal by three months, which means households have until the end of June to apply for cashback vouchers for efficiency measures, and ...

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Independent renewable generators to sell power at a discount

Independent renewable generators to sell power at a discount

Independent renewable generators will be able to sell power at a £25/MWh discount if other arrangements fall through, under government proposals published on Tuesday. Suppliers including some of the Big Six will be expected to offer backstop power purchase agreements ...

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