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Energy management system giveaway to North West SME

Manchester-based Pilot Group is running a competition to give away an energy management system (EMS) to a North West SME. The competition, which is running until 10th October 2022, will see one company win an EMS worth up to £15,000 – which could cut the winner’s energy bills by up to 40%. Pilot Group provides […]

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Council starts energy-efficiency work with private landlords

Tamworth Borough Council has been awarded £20,000 funding from the Midland Net Zero Hub, to support private landlord properties to become more energy efficient. The project will directly fund an experienced officer who will identify and engage with private landlords, who own properties that may currently breach the minimum standards Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) of […]

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Government review into net zero begins

The government has launched its review into the delivery of net zero climate commitments, to be led by Chris Skidmore MP. The review comes a year after the government published its Net Zero Strategy. In June 2022, the Climate Change Committee (CCC) published its progress report, with the headline “Current programmes will not deliver Net […]

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“National emergency retrofit response” needed for schools

Let’s Go Zero is calling on the new Secretary of State for the Department for Education to retrofit every school in the country, to ensure they stop leaking heat, carbon emissions and money. Let’s Go Zero, the campaign supporting schools to be zero carbon by 2030, says a rapid national retrofit rollout would protect children from […]

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Government introduces Energy Price Guarantee for households

The government has introduced the Energy Price Guarantee, from 1st October, which will mean the typical UK household’s annual energy bill will be £2,500. This is expected to save the average household at least £1,000 a year based on current energy prices from October and is in addition to the £400 energy bills discount for […]

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Green Finance Institute developing energy-efficiency products

The Green Finance Institute is developing a new financial product to meet consumer demand for loans to fund energy-efficient retrofits. Findings from the 2022 survey Property Linked Finance: rising consumer demand for energy efficiency and the need for financial innovation, found that nearly 9 in 10 people considered the energy efficiency of their homes to […]

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Carbon comparisons CPD from Rinnai

Rinnai is launching a new CPD – Carbon & Economic Comparisons for Hot Water Systems using Heat Pumps, Electric and Hydrogen – aimed directly at an audience of systems designers, major end-users, specifiers and consultants. To secure space for your organisation please email engineer@rinnaiuk.com or call 01928 595 937 The fully certified and approved CPD […]

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UK makes top 5 in global EV readiness rankings

The UK is fifth place in the EY Electric Vehicle Country Readiness Index. China has retained the top spot in the  index, which examines a country’s readiness for the arrival of EVs based on supply, demand and regulation. Norway, a new entrant for 2022, is in second place, followed by Sweden, Germany and the UK. […]

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Rees-Mogg appointed as business and energy secretary

New Prime Minister Liz Truss has appointed Jacob Rees-Mogg as Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, replacing Kwasi Kwarteng who is now Chancellor. Jacob Rees-Mogg was previously Minister of State (Minister for Brexit Opportunities and Government efficiency) in the Cabinet Office. The Rt Hon Jacob Rees-Mogg MP @Jacob_Rees_Mogg has been appointed Secretary […]

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OakTree Power develops bespoke energy solution for Financial Times

OakTree Power has developed a bespoke climate technology solution for the Financial Times, to reduce energy at Bracken House, its London HQ. The five-year agreement with OakTree Power will see Bracken House modulate the consumption of non-essential electricity – this will help to tap into previous unavoidable CO2 emissions. Through this scheme, the Financial Times […]

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BCC calls for new PM to act on “unsustainable rises” in energy prices

The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has urged Liz Truss, the new Prime Minister, to act immediately to support businesses struggling to meet rising energy costs. Reacting to the announcement of the new Prime Minister, Sarah Howard, Chair of the BCC, said: “The last few months have been difficult for everyone, time is running out and urgent action is needed to deal with the […]

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REA urges Liz Truss to accelerate renewables and energy efficiency

Responding to the news of Liz Truss winning the Conservative leadership race, the Association for Renewable Energy and Clean Technology (REA) has called on the new Prime Minister to accelerate renewable energy deployment. Dr Nina Skorupska CBE, Chief Executive of the REA, said: “We welcome the new Prime Minister to her role and look forward […]

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