50 building firms beg Cameron not to roll back green levy

The leaders of more than 50 top UK building companies wrote to the Prime Minister this week asking him to leave the Energy Companies Obligation (ECO) alone. David Cameron has launched a review into “green levies” raising the prospect some could be chopped in the Government’s Autumn Statement in December. The letter from the UK […]

Buying a new bathroom? Check for water saving labels

When shopping for a new bathroom, people will soon be able to look for labels which show the water efficiency of fittings such as taps and showers. That’s under a new voluntary scheme from DIY retailers, builders’ merchants and manufacturers which kicks in next summer. While some products already use a Water Label – similar […]

Energy Club, Northampton

The next meeting of the Northampton branch of The Energy Club takes place soon. Host – Travis Perkins, Northampton Office Chair – Charlotte Patrick of Northamptonshire Enterprise Partnership Date – 1st May, 2013 Time – 8.30am-10.30am The club is a free to join self help network of practitioners accountable for energy reduction and sustainability in […]

Protected: Haydn Young presentation from Birmingham Energy Masterclass 21st March

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Energy use can spiral after adding on-site renewables

Energy use in businesses can increase rather than drop after renewable projects are installed, the energy manager at builders’ merchant Travis Perkins has warned. Speaking at The Energy Event at the Birmingham NEC today, Haydn Young, Group Energy Manager said that in one branch of a logistics firm he worked with, energy use went up […]

DECC announce delay on Energy Bill

Climate Change Minister Greg Barker announced that the Department for Energy and Climate Change is expecting the Energy Bill to go through later than expected. He said: “We’re now expecting that we get Royal Assent for the Energy Bill, including the primary legislation for the Green Deal and Energy Company Obligation, early in the autumn. […]