Category Archives: Grants & Incentives
You might have heard of the Green Deal in passing, a new government scheme that’s connected to the energy efficiency of your home; but do you know enough about it to see how it could be benefiting you and your home?
I may win this month’s doom and gloom award for saying so, but I am concerned at how things are going to turn out over commercial Green Deal, given that there looks set to be a considerable shortfall in numbers of qualified GDNDEAs.
I know Ed Davey said earlier this month that he had never expected Commercial Green Deal to ‘fly out the door’, but right now it looks as if its launch date is geared to coincide with the next flypast of Gloucestershire Old Spots. Given the various noises coming out of DECC, it is hard to [...]
It may be the last thing on your mind at the start of 2013 thought it will mark an interesting time for the Green Deal. The reaction to the scheme has been so far underwhelming. Yet as of January 2013 the Green Deal will come into full operation as homeowners will be able to receive [...]
The renewable energy market is currently facing some difficulties. Many larger companies in the sector have closed renewable parts of their business and with uncertainty surrounding subsidies investors remain nervous about investing in the renewable market.
CEO of energy specialists Sustain says the government is right about the Green Deal – but off target when it comes to who needs incentivising The Government is spending £125Million on incentives for householders who take up the Green Deal, but according to one sustainability expert, it’s the advisers, not the householders, who need incentivising.
A further five solar firms issue Letter Before Claim to DECC Monday 22nd October 2012: Prospect Law, the legal team that defeated the Government over the illegal cuts to Feed-in tariffs last year, has issued the Department of Energy and Climate Change(DECC) with a formal ‘Letter Before Claim’ on behalf of a further five solar [...]
The hysteria being whipped up by some of my colleagues in the press about the approach of Green Deal is comparable to the panic which might ensue if an alien invasion was imminent. In fact it’s hard to imagine hacks at The Guardian getting this excited if little green men were landing in the car [...]
Since the launch of the feed in tariff in 2010 the solar industry has gone from being a minor cottage industry to a pretty big noise in the British economy. There is of course no doubting that the FIT has been the major factor in this success story but is it the be all and [...]
More than half of private residential landlords are considering getting involved in Green Deal, according to a survey by a landlords’ association which says it is encouraging members to go green.
Training of ‘go early’ Green Deal assessors is going well despite some teething troubles, according to the organisation overseeing the training process, but assessors are reporting that the GDA software is still not completed, complicating training courses. Asset Skills, the sector skills council for housing, property and planning, expects the first GDAs to be trained [...]
Putting a renewable energy source in your home is often regarded as an investment. Weighing up the costs of installing a system against the money it will produce is in essence the decision. Therefore, understanding Feed In Tariffs (FIT) is vital in deciding whether to have a renewable energy source at your home.
With solar panels popping up on rooftops everywhere it is no surprise that solar power is one of the most popular forms of renewable energy. Particularly, the Feed In Tariffs (FIT) has made solar panels more viable either through owning your own panels or through ‘rent your roof’ schemes.
That’s NOT official, but it seems to be pretty unanimous Assessors should expect a very slow start to Green Deal, and newly-qualified GDAs will have to work very hard to make any headway, given the likelihood of considerable public ignorance, suspicion and apathy.