Tag: Green Deal

Teething problems for the Green Deal

by , Senior Researcher Energy & Home 15 July 2013
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Our undercover investigation into Green Deal assessments has revealed some worrying discrepancies. Home owners need assessments they can rely on if the scheme is going to make a difference to energy bills. (more about the Green Deal...)

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What’s the real story behind the Green Deal?

by , Head of Campaigns Energy & Home 28 June 2013
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The government has confirmed that 38,000 Green Deal assessments have been carried out since the launch of the scheme, but only 245 people have signed up. Or is that four people? (more about the Green Deal...)

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Are nuisance callers branching out to the Green Deal?

by , Policy Advisor Consumer Rights 18 June 2013
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Our Calling Time on Nuisance Calls and Texts campaign reached another milestone today, with the ICO issuing two fines to companies making nuisance calls to people registered with the TPS. (more about fines for nuisance calls...)

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The Green Deal launches – are you tempted?

by , Advocacy Officer Energy & Home 27 January 2013
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You could call it the second coming. After the original launch-that-never-was in October 2012, the government’s energy efficiency scheme - the Green Deal - launches officially tomorrow. (more on the official Green Deal launch...)

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Have you been mis-sold green home improvements?

by , Advocacy Officer Energy & Home 10 January 2013
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With the temperature set to dip from unseasonable highs earlier this week to more typical teeth-chattering January temperatures, the Office of Fair Trading’s report into the energy efficiency industry is timely. (more about the OFT's energy efficiency report...)

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It’s the Green Deal’s maiden voyage – will it sink or swim?

by , Advocacy Officer Energy & Home 1 October 2012
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At long last the government’s major energy efficiency policy, the Green Deal, launches today to very little fanfare. So why are we so cautious of the flagship Green Deal policy? (more about the Green Deal launch...)

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Rewarding high energy users sends the wrong message

by , Senior Advocate Energy & Home 24 September 2012
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The majority of us struggle with our household bills. While offering discounts for high energy users might help some, does it really deliver the government’s objective to ensure we cut back on our energy usage? (more on low energy users...)

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Rescuing the Green Deal – a plea from Greenpeace

by , Greenpeace UK Chief Scientist Energy & Home 2 July 2012
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Which? has already challenged the government on the Green Deal to make sure that it offers a good deal for consumers. In this guest post from Dr Doug Parr, find out why Greenpeace UK also has cause for concern. (more about the Green Deal...)

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Get the Green Deal right before offering cashback

by , Head of Campaigns Energy & Home 29 June 2012
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Would a cashback offer of £150 encourage you to take out a £10,000 'loan'? That’s what the government is speculated to offer homeowners so that they take up its Green Deal for energy efficient home improvements. (more about Green Deal cashback...)

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The Green Deal must not be a licence to mis-sell

by , Advocacy Officer Energy & Home 18 May 2012
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The government’s flagship energy policy – the Green Deal - has been in the news a lot lately. Today we’re telling them that the Deal needs to change to stand a chance of appealing to consumers. Will they rescue it? (more on the Green Deal...)

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Home improvements – will the law force you to be green?

by , Advocacy Officer Energy & Home 10 April 2012
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The decision to renovate your home could soon get trickier - the government's mulling over regulations that would require you by law to make energy efficiency improvements to your home when you renovate. (more on green home improvements...)

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Eco scheme – will it really help those in fuel poverty?

by , Advocacy Officer Energy & Home 23 January 2012
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The government’s Green Deal has been hogging the limelight, but just as important is the recent consultation on the Energy Company Obligation (ECO). Is this scheme really going to help people in fuel poverty? (more about the ECO scheme...)

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Solar Feed-in tariffs – should they be cut?

by , Senior Home Researcher Energy & Home 13 January 2012
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If you bought something under certain terms and conditions, wouldn't you be annoyed if those terms changed for the worse before your purchase materialised? That's exactly what's happened with the Feed-in tariff. (more about Feed-in tariffs...)

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