National Grid men make New Year Honours List

Singers and sporting heroes aren’t the only ones to earn the royal seal of approval: this year’s New Year Honours List recognises the work of prominent energy and water industry figures too. While more Brits are likely to know of classical singer Katherine Jenkins (pictured, right) or the DJ Pete Tong, who both bagged OBEs, […]

New slate roofing is solar panel in disguise

A common criticism of solar panels is that they’re ugly – but not so with the latest incarnation of a solar panel designed to imitate normal roof slates. Launched at the Grand Designs Live event in Birmingham earlier this week the new Solar Slate Multi is a single solar panel that looks like multiple slates. […]

Downing Street ditching conservatory tax?

A building group is criticising the Government for considering a u-turn over the Green Deal. The Green Building Council says Government should keep the clause in the scheme which means homeowners would have to install efficiency measures if they wanted to change their boiler or extend their homes. With the Green Deal currently under consultation, […]

SPAB call for Huhne to take stock

Heritage body the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings has sent letters to The Times newspaper and Energy Secretary Chris Huhne calling for Government to consider the needs of older buildings as part of the Green Deal. Backed by National Trust, Kevin McCloud and Lloyd Grossman amongst others, the SPAB are concerned that Government […]