Solar slash could push people into fuel poverty

One of London’s largest and oldest housing associations says it has been forced to cut back on its plans to install 6MW of solar on its properties because of the Government’s cuts to the Feed-in Tariff. Peabody says it is concerned the changes to the scheme will result in more people entering fuel poverty, as […]

Housing federation not happy with solar back pedalling

Poorer neighbourhoods will be worse off under plans to slash subsidies for small scale solar power projects. This is the view of the National Housing Federation (NHF), which is worried that policy changes could affect tenants two-fold. Chair of the housing association trade body, Matthew Taylor, is so concerned that he has written to ministers […]

DECC launch £3m home improvement fund

The UK Government has launched a £3 million scheme which aims to help the installation of eco-heaters in the homes of social housing. Local authorities and social housing associations, will be able to bid for a share of the £3 million, part of the £15 million Renewable Heat Premium Payment budget. Energy and Climate Change […]