Call for advice on saving energy

A new phone line is launching today to give advice on how to save energy in homes and businesses. The Energy Saving Trust (EST), who will run the phone line with Careline Services, will give advice on energy efficiency and also provide information on existing schemes. This will include the Carbon Emissions Reduction Target (CERT), […]

Insulation body welcomes Energy Act

The National Insulation Association (NIA) has welcomed the “setting in stone” of legal framework for the Green Deal after the Energy Act was officially approved yesterday. The insulation body says that now policies such as the Green Deal, which will offer consumers loans to install insulation measures, and the Energy Company Obligation which takes over […]

Big Six must ramp up insulation, says Huhne

Big Six energy suppliers have been told to “pull their finger out” by the Energy Secretary. Chris Huhne said they must ramp up their efforts to insulate British houses if they are to hit government targets for the industry by 2012. Energy companies were told last year to boost how much help they give to […]

London housing lags behind in loft insulation

The Government has published statistics showing how much loft and cavity wall insulation was professionally installed under the Government’s Carbon Emissions Reduction Target (CERT). London housing fared particularly badly. 

Over the last year (April 2010 to March 2011), it was mostly northern towns that benefitted, with Birmingham, Leeds and Bradford topping the list of highest […]