E.ON teams up with banking group to offer green mortgages

The scheme would allow first-time buyers and re-mortgagers to borrow further via a linked energy efficiency home improvement loan to improve their properties

UK Government denies guaranteeing loans for Hitachi nuclear project

The proposed reactors to be installed at Wylfa were given the green light by UK regulators last year

Mortgage boost for energy efficient homes in Wales

The maximum mortgage offered could vary by as much as £11,500 between the most energy efficient and inefficient homes

Scotland offers interest-free loans for energy efficiency

Scottish homeowners are being offered interest-free loans of up to £32,500 to improve the energy efficiency of their homes and install renewable technologies. The Home Energy Scotland Loan Scheme can be used for measures including external and internal wall insulation, double glazing and boilers, with a total of £32 million available. The updated initiative is […]

Scotland announces £30m for domestic energy efficiency

The Scottish Government has announced £30 million of funding to help make homes more energy efficient. The Home Energy Efficiency Programme Scotland (HEEPS) is offering interest-free loans of up to £15,000 to help make houses warmer, reduce fuel bills and slash fuel poverty rates. Householders will be able to use the money to install a […]

Scotland pilots energy efficiency and repairs loan scheme

A new £10 million pilot scheme to increase energy efficiency and help repair homes has been launched in Scotland. The initiative in Glasgow, Argyll and Bute and Perthshire will provide loans of up to £40,000 to homeowners on low incomes to help them make essential repairs to leaking roofs and building structures. The funding can […]

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 […]

Poland granted €75m for home energy efficiency

Funding worth €75 million (£58.6m) has been granted to improve the energy and resource efficiency of residential buildings in Poland. Bank Zachodni WBK will sub-loan the funds to homeowners, housing associations and private sector organisations for projects that will tackle high energy and water consumption. Households in Poland uses around 40% of the country’s primary […]

$1bn solar loans ‘to blossom for Japan’

Deutsche Bank is said to be planning loans worth around $1 billion (£0.6bn) to solar energy projects in Japan. Hans Van Der Sande at the German bank’s Tokyo branch said it is ready to dish out loans for three to six projects in the next year or 18 months, reported Bloomberg. He said: “We got […]

EU bank provides €150m for Czech’s green lending

The European Investment Bank (EIB) has extended two loans to support energy efficiency and renewable projects in the Czech Republic. It is providing separate loans to two different banks for SMEs and Mid-Cap – medium sized businesses with up to 3,000 employees – companies, including housing associations and energy services companies, in the Central European […]