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New Green Deal imminent as private owners improve offer

March 28, 2017

The Green Deal will be re-branded over the summer as the new private sector owners prepare to re-launch the failed government scheme with improvements to how finance loans can be accessed, alongside a direct marketing strategy. Greenstone Finance, which bought…

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Revamping the Green Deal: putting consumers at the heart of a new home improvement programme

March 20, 2017

The Green Deal was launched in 2013 as the Government’s flagship energy efficiency programme, with an aim to deliver energy efficiency improvements to “millions of households and businesses”, in order to tackle both greenhouse gas emissions and energy costs. Lord…

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If BEIS or Ofgem did one thing in 2017…

March 6, 2017

The Energyst recently surveyed directors, senior managers and consultants for the 2017 Directors’ Report, asking participants to suggest one action for government or regulator to take in 2017.  Certainty was a common theme: “Set a cross party 10-20 year plan for…

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Government Energy Policy Fails Rural Landlords

March 3, 2017

The new energy policy from the UK Government is failing older properties in the British countryside by issuing inaccurate information to homeowners. From the 1st April 2018 it will be illegal for private landlords to rent out properties with an energy…

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Government bill introduced to amend promotion scheme for green electricity

February 20, 2017

Although the long-awaited proposal to amend the Green Electricity Act was recently published, those who expected it to expand renewable energy in Austria will be disappointed and must patiently await the envisaged expansive amendment to the act. That said, the…

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Smart Systems Forum calls for industry experts – GPHS-Network

February 14, 2017

A new Smart Systems Forum will implement and steer the forthcoming Smart Systems plan. Following the Call for Evidence the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and Ofgem have merged the Electricity Networks Strategy Group and the Smart…

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Renewable Heat Incentive: support for Biomass-Combined Heat and Power – GOV.UK

February 10, 2017

In August 2016 the government amended the terms of support for biomass-CHP under the RHI to introduce a power efficiency requirement of 20%. From then on, new plant with a power efficiency of less than 20% would receive a scaled…

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News in Brief (09/02/2017) – letsrecycle.com

February 10, 2017

The Renewable Energy Association has criticised the government’s response to a consultation on feed-in tariff subsidies for anaerobic digestion, arguing it will limit deployment of the technology. Source: REA slams subsidy setback for AD – letsrecycle.com

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Energy Live News – Energy Made Easy – Smart meter rollout ‘to cost £1bn more than government estimates’

February 6, 2017

The government’s smart meter rollout could cost £1 billion more than previously predicted, taking the total cost to £12 billion. That’s according to new research from the Big Deal and ITV. Smart meters, which will be rolled out in 52…

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BEIS eyes storage for black starts – GPHS-Network

February 2, 2017

The scope for large-scale energy storage to provide black start services to the national grid in the event of a system failure has been recognised by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) within a new funding competition…

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