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BEIS survey: Local Authority Experiences With Heat Pump Noises
BEIS survey: Local Authority Experiences With Heat Pump Noise
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Date: 06 May 2021

National Statistics: Fuel Poverty Statistic Report 2020
[Published 30 April 2021] The Annual Fuel Poverty Statistics in England, 2020 (using 2018 data) has now been published and includes the following headline statistics:
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Date: 06 May 2021

Ofgem: Forward Work Programme (FWP) for 2021/22
[Published 29 March 2021] Ofgem has published its final Forward Work Programme (FWP) for 2021/22, and is interested in any feedback on the document.
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Date: 06 Apr 2021

Environmental Audit Committee report on “Energy Efficiency of Existing Homes”
Please see the following link to read the recently published report by the Environmental Audit Committee: read more)
Date: 06 Apr 2021

Ofgem: Consultation to review the Energy Industry Voluntary Redress Scheme
Energy companies investigated by Ofgem can make voluntary redress payments to suitable charities, via the Energy Industry Voluntary Redress Scheme. The Redress Scheme was established in 2017, and has been operated by our service provider, the Ener... (read more)
Date: 06 Apr 2021

OFGEM ENERGY REDRESS SCHEME AWARDS OVER £2 MILLION TO CHARITIES SUPPORTING VULNERABLE ENERGY CUSTOMERS
[Published 30 March 2021][b] Energy Saving Trust announced today, that 32 new charity-run projects will receive funding through the Energy Industry Voluntary Redress Scheme (Energy Redress Scheme). Each project will help lift households ... (read more)
Date: 06 Apr 2021

BEIS: Green Homes Grant voucher scheme to close on 31 March 2021
[b][Published 27 March 2021] The Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has taken the decision that the Green Home Grant Voucher scheme will cease taking new applications from 5pm on 31st March. BEIS will refocus... (read more)
Date: 28 Mar 2021

Ofgem consultation: future price cap Covid-19 adjustment
[b][Published 12th March 2021] Reviewing the potential impact of COVID-19 on the default tariff cap: cap period seven working paper[/b]
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Date: 17 Mar 2021

CEEB: Building Renovation Passports
[Published 11th March 221] [b]The Green Finance Institute’s Coalition for the Energy Efficiency of Buildings (CEEB) today releases Building Renovation Passports: Creating the pathway to zero carbon homes, a report setting out the steps... (read more)
Date: 12 Mar 2021

BEIS: Annual fuel poverty statistics report: 2021
[Published 4th March 2021] The fuel poverty statistics report for 2021 includes the latest statistics on the number of households living in fuel poverty in England; analysis of the composition of the fuel poor group in 2019 and comparisons on the ... (read more)
Date: 08 Mar 2021

Ofgem: Consultation to review the Energy Industry Voluntary Redress Scheme
[Published 11 Feb 2021] Ofgem is seeking views from stakeholders to review the Energy Redress Scheme in the context of compliance and enforcement investigations conducted using our Gas and Electricity Act and REMIT powers. Currently, energy compan... (read more)
Date: 02 Mar 2021

Fuel Poverty Strategy published
[Published 11 February 2021] ’Sustainable Warmth – Protecting Vulnerable Households in England’, the updated Fuel Poverty Strategy for England, has today been published alongside the Government response to consultation on updating the 2015 strat... (read more)
Date: 11 Feb 2021

HECA Guidance 2021 published
[Published 11 February 2021] HECA Guidance is now available.
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Date: 11 Feb 2021

Energy price cap to increase in April but consumers should switch to save money | Ofgem
Energy price cap to increase in April but consumers should switch to save money
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Date: 05 Feb 2021

UKGBC publishes New Homes Policy Playbook
The UK Green Building Council has produced a significantly updated version of its New Homes Policy Playbook. The Playbook is a hands-on resource designed to support local authority officers with responsibilities for sustainability and planning. Ke... (read more)
Date: 05 Feb 2021

Government publishes Future Homes Standard response
The Government has published its response to the 2019 Future Homes Standard consultation. From 2025, new homes will not be built with fossil-fuel heating, and will be future-proofed, so that no further energy-efficiency work will be needed for the... (read more)
Date: 05 Feb 2021