You can make energy-saving improvements to your home without having to pay all the costs upfront through the Green Deal
The government says it wants to make it easier for people to improve the energy efficiency of their homes. The much hyped Green Deal is a way to get energy efficient measures installed and to pay for them through the savings that you’re expected to make on your energy bills. Although the principle is a good one, in practice it does have some problems.
It’s energy saving week…how can you cut your bills?
With energy prices rising and winter on its way, how can you use energy more efficiently?
I’m not a massive fan of ‘themed’ weeks but I was quite interested in some of the tips produced by the Energy Saving Trust as part of energy saving week. I think many of us know the obvious things (like turning down the thermostat by one degree etc) but it’s still good to be reminded of the different ways you can save.
The government plans to cut the subsidy for solar panels by half.
The government wants to slash the feed in tariff for solar panels, but it's been declared unlawful by a court.
After the High Court defeat of the government's plans to cut the feed in tariff by 50%, because the date for the tariff to be reduced (12th December) was before the end of the consultation into the changes (December 23rd), the Appeal Court also ruled the changes unlawful. The government has said it may try and appeal to the Supreme court.