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  • Water Efficient Product Labelling Scheme Wins Award

    Water usage education scheme takes top spot…   The Label of Success After a great deal of success in spreading knowledge of sustainable products to consumers, the Bathroom Manufacturer’s Association (BMA) has won  an award for their Water Efficient Product Labelling Scheme (WEPLS). Th...

  • Government Renewable Heating Incentive

    Rebates planned for eco-friendly heating…   Proof that sustainability pays The Government’s proposed Renewable Energy Incentive scheme aims to reward those who invest in sustainable heating and energy solutions from April 2011. The first of its kind in the world, the scheme aims to brid...

  • Closure of Government renewable funding scheme

    Closure of LCBP paves the way for further green incentives   LCBP is cut, but further incentives get the green light The Government’s Low Carbon Buildings Programmes (LCBP) has been closed to new applications following the £6 billion cuts which have been implemented to cut the budget deficit...

  • Europe halfway to meeting green targets

    But UK lags behind neighbours…   Europe on target for renewable energy, but UK must do better New figures show that the European Union is halfway to reaching its target of producing a fifth of all its energy via renewable and low carbon means by 2020, but that the UK is lagging behind its...

  • Renewable energy proving a good F.I.T for businesses

    Commercial uptake of renewable feed-in-tariffs exceeds expectations   In the four months since the launch of the feed-in-tariff incentive scheme for renewable energy, higher than expected numbers of commercial organisations have signed up to the scheme and have invested in sustainable energy sy...

  • Local authorities get green energy boost

    Council’s to profit from green energy…   The 18 August saw the end to a ban preventing local authorities selling excess renewable electricity back to the National Grid. It is hoped that these measures will help promote community renewable energy projects as a viable and economically...

  • Feed-in-Tariffs generate record interest in solar PV

    August sees record solar PV installation… August saw a record rise in the number of solar panels installed on UK homes, the BBC has reported. Figures from Ofgem, the energy regulator, show that around 2,257 solar installations were carried out in August, compared to 1,700 in July and 1,400 in ...

  • Government stumps up £1m geothermal fund

    Fund set to aid geothermal development… The Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC) aim to invigorate the UK’s geothermal industry with a £1 million pound grant package from the Low Carbon Investment Fund. Projects with the potential to contribute to the UK geothermal sector are eli...

  • Huhne bangs the drum for the Green

    Green Deal to be “most ambitious energy plan ever put forward.” “The Green Deal will be a revolution. The first scheme of its kind in the developed world. The most ambitious energy-saving plan ever put forward. A once-and-for-all refit that will make every home in Britain ready for...

  • Renewable Heat Premium Payment starts August 1st

    NEW Renewable Heat Premium Payment runs from 1 August 2011 – 31 March 2012. If you live in England, Scotland or Wales, you are eligible to apply for the Renewable Heat Premium Payment. No matter how you currently heat your home and how much fuel you already use, anyone can apply for solar thermal ...

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