week ending 19 September 2014

Tenants Demand Warm Homes Should landlords be able to let homes with poor levels of energy efficiency? According to the public, the answer is a definitive “no”. A new survey of 2,000 people for the Energy Saving Trust reveals seven out 10 householders support government proposals to restrict renting of draughty homes. Perhaps unsurprisingly, the […]

week ending 12 September 2014

Solar Legal Challenge Friends of the Earth has come out in support of the legal challenge led by four solar companies. Lark Energy, Orta Solar, Solarcentury and TGC Renewables launched a Judicial Review in August against government proposals to remove renewable obligation support for large-scale solar. Friends of the Earth has submitted a letter to […]

week ending 5 September 2014

ECO disaster The repercussions from the government’s controversial decision to water down its flagship Energy Company Obligation (ECO) efficiency scheme are continuing to be felt, after one of the UK’s largest insulation installers confirmed this week that 670 staff potentially face redundancy. Mark Group confirmed up to a quarter of its workforce are now involved […]

week ending 29 August 2014

Solar Pension New research has highlighted how investing a lump sum in solar panels stacks up against traditional pensions. Six months after the UK Government claimed that solar could beat a pension in terms of retirement income, installer EvoEnergy has found double-digit annual returns over 20 years are achievable.

week ending 22 August 2014

Solar Car Factory Yesterday, a huge, embedded solar array was switched on at Toyota UK’s engine production centre in North Wales by Welsh Minister for Economy, Edwina Hart AM. Up to 10% of electricity necessary for the manufacturing site will be provided by almost 13,000 solar panels, delivered by British Gas. The installation took three […]