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What has happened to commercial Green Deal?

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 escape the notion that CGD is in danger of becoming a political football.

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Understanding Costs Involved In Your Energy Bill

Understanding what costs go into that dreaded bill that arrives on our doormats can be confusing, and although we might sometimes feel as though the costs are plucked out of thin air, there are numerous factors that are taken into account. Below is a breakdown of what costs are involved in a dual fuel bill so you know exactly where your hard earned pennies are going and why.

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Planning for Renewable Energy in Your Home

If you’re thinking about getting renewable energy in your home, then careful planning and consideration is the key to getting it right. Ensuring you have covered everything from choosing a creditable installer to getting the appropriate funding should help get you up and running with your renewable energy source in next to no time.

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Cycling to Work – Best Thing You’ve Never Done

I admit it. I want to be Bradley Wiggins. In fact, as long as I can have the sideburns I would be happy to be any of Great Britain’s Olympic cyclists. Unfortunately, at my age it may be a little too late to change my career. However, cycling fever has still inspired me – I’ve started cycling to work again.

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Energy Efficient Appliances – Myth or Difference Makers?

In the on-going quest to find ways to cut energy bills, energy saving products can be very appealing. Saving energy just by using a different appliance, no extra effort required.

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A new era for EPC accreditation bodies

Something unprecedented is now going on with some accreditation bodies. They might tell me I’m wrong, but I don’t ever recall a time when ABs stood up to defend assessors in the way that some have done over the Landmark fee increases rushed out by DCLG.

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Electricity Grid ‘Strained’ by Renewable Energy Sources in Cornwall

According to Cornwall’s power firm, Western Power Distribution (WPD), all of the renewable energy projects within the region are now starting to put a strain on the electricity grid. The company also went on to say that the grid wouldn’t be able to withstand much more power unless extensive amounts were spent on it.

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Installing Gas in your Home

Gas central heating is the most common way to heat our homes. However, approximately 3.6 million homes in the UK are not connected to mains gas.

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Cost Effective Ways To Make Your Home More Energy Efficient Before Selling

More and more people are starting to choose energy efficient homes when they search for a new property. If you are selling your home, and you want to make your home more energy efficient, without breaking the bank, the following tips might prove to be helpful.

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Disposing of Waste – Important in Home Improvement?

When making home improvements getting rid of the waste may not be included in the ‘after’ pictures but it shouldn’t be an afterthought. Disposing of waste is an important part of any project legally, financially and morally.

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Is it time for your LED switch over?

Switching to energy efficient lighting is something that I think most of us ‘consider’ to do but never get round to or find some excuse which is often no longer applicable.

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How to use an Energy Monitor Effectively

If, like most people, you think it’s time to start assessing just where all your money on electricity is going, it may be time for you to invest in an electricity monitor. While this in itself won’t save you money, it will show you exactly where the majority of your electricity bills are coming from, enabling you to make changes that could cut your energy bills dramatically.

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Hydropower a Sustainable Source of Energy for You and Your Community

Electricity can be generated from the flow of water, providing there is enough volume and the water is falling from a high enough height. Using devices such as turbines, the energy of the rivers flow can then be used to generate electricity, creating a renewable energy source that is essential in the growing battle against global warming.

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Can The Government Meet Renewable Targets?

It has been an important week for renewable energy in the UK. The Government set out its plan to power the country with the new energy bill and, thankfully, renewable energy has a large role to play.

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