Scottish Government to offer loans of up to £20,000 for second-hand EVs

The extension of the Low Carbon Transport Loan will enable an individual to obtain an interest-free loan over five years

British charities to receive £5m as part of Ofgem-appointed scheme to support vulnerable people

The Energy Redress Scheme has awarded more than £12.3 million to 70 charities across the UK since 2018

More than a third of Brits ‘paying more for their energy’

Around 9.7m households have not taken steps to change their home energy usage, despite the opportunity to reduce their energy bills and contribute towards cutting carbon emissions

Charities offered share of £10m to support vulnerable energy customers

The funding is being granted through the Energy Redress Scheme, which collects voluntary payments from suppliers to make reparations for effects on consumers

Government revs up funding cap for electric delivery bikes

It is increasing the limit from £50,000 to £200,000 per organisation

Government launches approval scheme for EV dealerships

It is expected to increase the confidence of drivers looking to purchase greener cars

Energy Saving Trust to manage suppliers’ redress payments

The Energy Saving Trust (EST) has been appointed to manage the allocation of redress payments made by energy companies for breaching rules. Under Ofgem’s redress process, energy firms that break rules can make voluntary payments to help consumers through charities, trusts and third party organisations. The payments are made in addition to direct compensation given […]

Smart meters ‘a benefit for people in fuel poverty’

Smart meters are a benefit for people who live in fuel poverty. Ted Brown, Chairman at Energy Saving Trust said the technology will allow customers to change their behaviour on how they use energy. Speaking to ELN at a Smart Metering Forum he said: “Talking about fuel poverty covers people who live in their own […]

Further £5m to cut energy bills in Scotland

The Scottish Government’s district heating loan fund is making available £5 million to help towards low carbon affordable heating. The government is inviting councils, social landlords and SMEs to apply for the next round of funding over the next three months. Since 2011, the fund which is managed by the Energy Saving Trust, has provided […]

Solar panels ‘ideal’ green improvement for householders

Nearly half of householders (44%) claim to live in homes with draught problems and 24% are considering installing energy efficiency upgrades in the next year, according to a new survey. Home renewables such as solar panels were considered to be the “ideal” energy efficiency improvement “if money and hassle were no object” – rated above […]