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Energiesprong: how a Dutch solution could improve Britain’s energy inefficient housing

There’s little doubt that many of Britain’s homes need to improve their energy efficiency. A 2015 study by the Association for the Conservation of Energy found that the UK has among the highest rates of fuel poverty and one of the most energy inefficient housing stocks in Europe. 768 more words


Scottish programme to address fuel poverty had mixed success

A recent study shows that Scotland’s flagship scheme to address fuel poverty had limited success and left some feeling even poorer. Helen McArdie writes on the Herald Scotland website that there has been limited impact. 715 more words

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‘Nine Nines of Winter’ begins 

Some unusually tough winter conditions are already affecting Mongolia as The UB Post reports. Herders have started counting the days until spring approaches in their own traditional way. 249 more words


Executive must deliver warm homes for Northern Ireland pensioners

Northern Ireland only UK region where older persons unable to access £140 discount towards home heating costs

December 16th: In light of the recent exposé of the Renewable Heating Incentive scandal, Unite Equalities Officer, Taryn Trainor, called on the Northern Ireland Executive to show as much concern for the heating of pensioner homes as they have for heating Ferrari showrooms and empty sheds: 220 more words

Press Releases

Tackling fuel poverty

There has been a welcome drop in the number of households in fuel poverty in Scotland. However, it’s still a long way from the eradication that was supposed to happen this year and still higher than the first year statistics were collected in 1996. 479 more words

Winter is Coming... and So Is The Heating Bill

Everyone feels the pinch now, if you’re in the northern hemisphere at least.

Winter is coming…

… but so is the heating bill, and my fuel poverty! 627 more words


GWPF: UK Electricity Reform Stalls

  • Dr John Constable: GWPF Energy Editor

The UK’s new secretary of state for Business, Greg Clark, has just given his first public speech on energy. It suggests, unfortunately, that he is not yet sufficiently confident of his brief to resist the views of his civil servants. 1,659 more words