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  • Energy bills and the Autumn Statement

    By Peter Bennett | 29 November 2013, 15:32 | Editor's Blog

    The ongoing saga surrounding energy bills in the UK is finally set to come to a head when George Osborne delivers the Autumn Statement on 5 December .

  • The Energy Swindle…swindle

    By Lucy Woods | 17 July 2013, 15:47 | Guest Blog | Comments (2)

    The Taxpayers Alliance’s attempt to swindle the public out of clean energy with a new campaign: ‘The Energy Swindle’.

  • Is solar power the answer to condensing boiler upgrades?

    By Jarrah Harburn | 30 March 2012, 12:28 | Guest Blog | Comments (8)

    With the April 1 2012 deadline upon us, solar power installations in the UK must now abide by the EPC requirements to access the full solar feed-in tariff rates. One of the pivotal aspects with domestic homes reaching the ‘D’ banded EPC rating is the presence of a condensing boiler. This is because in combination with a solar power system the condensing boiler lifts the majority of properties into the required EPC band.

  • EPC requirements: will you make the grade?

    By Emma Hughes | 15 December 2011, 17:50 | Editor's Blog | Comments (7)

    As each and every one of you is painfully aware, on October 31 this year the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) announced Phase 1 of its consultation on feed-in tariffs, which revealed a 50 percent reduction to the current incentive rates for solar photovoltaics. While most of the post-consultation coverage focused on these cuts, a lot of our readers have also expressed concern over the new potential EPC requirements.


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