Households - News Bulletin

Bulletin: 29th July 2013

Zero carbon homes delay reaches "farcical" levels (BusinessGreen)
Government document appears to confirm changes to Part L building code will not take effect this year


Bulletin: 26th July 2013

Biggest boost for solar thermal, as domestic Renewable Heat Incentive tariffs unveiled (Greenwise)

Government spends further £20m on ailing Green Deal (Utility Week)
20 million Green Deal Communities scheme to help local authorities drive "street-by-street" delivery of the troubled Green Deal has been announced by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (Decc).

Which? mystery shopper raises questions over Green Deal providers (BusinessGreen)

Scottish Gas to give struggling households debt advice (Herald Scotland)
Scottish Gas is entering a partnership with Shelter Scotland, which will see the power company fund two money and debt advisers who will work for the charity


Bulletin: 11th July 2013

Bulletin: 8th July 2013

Green Deal home overheating warning (BBC News)
Temperatures could soar to dangerously high levels in some homes insulated under the government's flagship Green Deal scheme, experts have warned

Energy-efficient home owners should pay less council tax, say campaigners (Guardian)
The UK Green Building Council suggested the changes should be funded by making owners of inefficient homes pay more

Ten gadgets per Briton (Telegraph)
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Bulletin: 4th July 2013

Feed-in tariff generates 380,000 green energy projects in three years (BusinessGreen)
New Ofgem figures show popularity of the scheme


Bulletin: 1st July 2013

Green-Roofed New Forest House Treads Lightly on the Forest in Southern England (Inhabitat)

Builders prefer VAT cut to Green Deal (The Construction Index)

How to kick-start a real green deal (Guardian)
Interest free is the key to rebooting the government scheme