EU unveils €1tn investment plan to meet net zero carbon goal

The projects financed under the European Green Deal will support new, clean energy and circular economy industries and enable the creation of high quality jobs across the region

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Green Deal to see Europe become ‘first climate-neutral continent by 2050’

The European Green Deal sets out a plan for sustainable growth, promising to boost the region’s wider economy, improve health and quality of life and protect the environment

Raft of cities commit to match or exceed EU climate targets

On the eve of the Communication on the European Green Deal, the cities pledged to reach to voluntary emissions targets in either 2030 or 2050

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Affordable Warmth green measures unlock £11.3bn of lifetime bill savings

During 2018, the ECO scheme saw 212,700 measures installed, a 5% higher rate than 2017’s rate of deployment

Are you feeling the green benefits of #Carbonkarma?

Utilitywise, the UK’s leading utilities consultancy, is helping companies to switch to a 100% renewable energy contract that doesn’t cost the earth, saves pounds through efficiencies and increases their green credentials. New green energy contracts launched by Utilitywise are being snapped up by businesses that want to cut energy consumption by up to 50% and […]

UK seeks evidence on reforming Green Deal framework

The UK Government is seeking evidence on whether there is scope for changing the Green Deal framework so it can better support current and future needs. The Green Deal enables consumers to take out loans to pay for energy efficiency improvements in their properties, with repayments made through their energy bills. The initiative was introduced […]

Green Deal loan to continue in new hands

The Green Deal Finance Company has been bought out by two sustainability-focused finance firms. Greenstone Finance and Aurium Capital Markets yesterday announced the acquisition of the business behind the Green Deal loan scheme, which provided households with accessible financing to improve their homes with energy efficiency measures. These loans will continue to be offered and upheld under […]

Green Deal scheme ‘put public money at risk’

Public money was put at risk by the government’s failure to implement household energy efficiency initiatives. The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) said forecast of demand for Green Deal loans was “excessively optimistic” and the uptake of the scheme was “woefully low” because it wasn’t adequately tested. The MPs believe it gave a “completely misleading picture […]

Around 1.91m energy efficiency measures installed by April

Around 1.91 million energy efficiency measures were installed at the end of April. They were installed in around 1.53 million properties through the Energy Company Obligation (ECO), Green Deal and the Green Deal Home Improvement Fund schemes, according to new data released by DECC. The largest amount of measures – 96%- were installed through the […]

Suppliers installed 42k energy efficiency measures in March

More than 42,600 energy efficiency measures were installed in March. They were developed under the government’s Energy Company Obligation (ECO) programme, new data from DECC revealed. In total 1.79 million measures have been installed under the scheme which requires larger suppliers to deliver energy-saving solutions such as efficient boilers and insulation in domestic buildings. Around […]