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Green Deal Soft Launch
On 17 June 2017, it was announced that the Green Deal Finance Company (GDFC) has started financing loans through a select number of Green Deal Providers for the first time since July 2015.
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Date: 19 Jun 2017

Bursaries available for NEA Annual Conference 2017
National Energy Action is now offering free attendance at its Annual Conference 2017 for a number of participants working to tackle fuel poverty and improve energy efficiency within local authorities, charities, and other not-for-profit and statut... (read more)
Date: 15 Jun 2017

Each Home Counts Review response to ALEO East Midland feedback
On 14 June 2017, ALEO East Midlands received a letter from the Each Home Counts Review Team at BEIS, in response to comments submitted by the ALEO East Midlands Secretariat following the request for feedback on the Each Home Counts Report publishe... (read more)
Date: 15 Jun 2017

Cabinet Reshuffle
Following a cabinet reshuffle on 12 June, Michael Gove has been appointed as the new Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, replacing Andrea Leadsom.
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Date: 14 Jun 2017

SmartKlub Local Authority Energy Strategy Survey
SmartKlub, is conducting a survey of local authority energy strategy, in association with a student at the university of Surrey, exploring the relationship between LAs and community energy groups.
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Date: 12 Jun 2017

Greener UK debate available to watch online
On 30 May, Environmental representatives from the UK’s major political parties took part in the Greener UK Hustings - the only election hustings focused on the environment, ahead of the election on 8 June.
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Date: 31 May 2017

ECIU survey shows substantial majority support Paris climate change agreement
A YouGov survey for the Energy and Climate Intelligence Unit (ECIU), published on 26 May 2017, shows that 66 per cent of British adults think that the UK should remain part of the Paris Agreement, as opposed to 16 per cent who say it should leave.... (read more)
Date: 30 May 2017

NEA Free Training
National Energy Action (NEA) is currently taking expressions of interest for the following FREE training sessions, on an in-house basis to groups of 12 or more delegates, in England only:
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Date: 24 May 2017

NEA’s initial comments on proposal to means test Winter Fuel Payments
National Energy Action (NEA) has published its initial comment on recent manifesto commitments of the major political parties, in particular the Conservative Party’s proposal to means test Winter Fuel Payments.
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Date: 24 May 2017

Solar Trade Association Manifesto Infographic
The Solar Trade Association (STA) have published a Great British Solar Manifesto infographic that sets out the solar industry’s vision for solar power to grow over the next parliament.
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Date: 22 May 2017

Party Manifestos
Most of the major political parties have now published their manifestos in the run-up to the general election on 8 June 2017.
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Date: 22 May 2017

EFPC fuel poverty recommendations for the next government
In response to the General Election announcement, the End Fuel Poverty Coalition (EFPC) have produced a list of five key recommendations for the next Government.
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Date: 16 May 2017

Next ALEO National Training-Day Conference - York, 3 July 2017 - Sponsored by A&M Energy Solutions
Booking is now open for the next ALEO National Training-Day Conference - A Flexible Future for Fuel Poverty and Home Energy - Sponsored by A&M Energy Solutions
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Date: 16 May 2017

Energising health report - a review of the health and care applications of smart meter data
Smart Energy GB and the UCL Energy Institute have published a report titled Energising Health: a review of the health and care applications of smart meter data, which says that Smart meters have the potential to contribute to a transformation of h... (read more)
Date: 06 May 2017

ALEO LA case studies resource
ALEO is developing a resource of best-practice case studies, highlighting the successes of local authorities in improving domestic energy efficiency and tackling fuel poverty in England and Wales.
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Date: 03 May 2017

ECO Flexible Eligibility Statement of Intent templates
Two Statement of Intent templates (see attachments below) have been developed by ALEO London with the intention of supporting local authorities to participate in ECO2(t) and specifically flexible eligibility.
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Date: 02 May 2017

Eaga Charitable Trust 2017 grant round open
Eaga Charitable Trust has opened its grant round for 2017. The Trust provides financial support for work that contributes to understanding and addressing the causes and effects of fuel poverty.
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Date: 28 Apr 2017

Calls to make energy efficiency a national priority
Coinciding with the Government’s recent consultation on ’Building Our Industrial Strategy’, which closed on 17 April 2017, a number of stakeholders have highlighted the need to make energy efficiency an industry priority.
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Date: 26 Apr 2017

Green Investment Bank sold
On 20 April, the Government completed the sale of the Green Investment Bank (GIB) in a £2.3 billion privatisation deal.
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Date: 25 Apr 2017

BEIS funding for innovative use of hydrogen gas for heating
BEIS is seeking to appoint a contractor to manage the delivery of a £25 million programme to explore the potential use of hydrogen gas for heating UK homes and businesses.
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Date: 25 Apr 2017

New ALEO national sponsor - A&M Energy Solutions
ALEO is delighted to announce that, as of 17 April 2017, our new national sponsor will be A&M Energy Solutions.
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Date: 18 Apr 2017

New Room in Roof Insulation and External Wall Insulation Industry Documents
On 4 April 2017, the National insulation Association (NIA) published several documents relating to the new room-in-roof standards for ECO2t and PAS2030:2017.
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Date: 12 Apr 2017

BEIS Guidance for LAs on ECO Flexible Eligibility
On 11 April 2017, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy published its guidance for local authorities on engaging with energy suppliers to identify households that would benefit from energy efficiency improvements.
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Date: 11 Apr 2017

NEA Energy Impact Awards
NEA and British Gas have now launched this year’s Energy Impact Award scheme with a first prize of £10,000, and two runner-up prizes of £5,000 and £2,500 recognising and rewarding innovation and best practice.
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Date: 07 Apr 2017

BEIS Heat Networks Investment Project winning projects announced
On 7 April 2017, BEIS announced the following nine winning projects in its Heat Networks Investment Project pilot, which will receive a share of just over £24 million:... (read more)
Date: 07 Apr 2017

University of Oxford Social Housing Survey: Energy Refurbishment and Private Flat Owners
Oxford University are conducting a survey into issues around working with private flat owners (leaseholders) on energy efficiency refurbishment of blocks of flats. ALEO believes this will add usefully to practical and legal knowledge around major ... (read more)
Date: 06 Apr 2017

Housing and Planning Act 2016
As of 6 April 2017, councils are now able to impose fines of up to £30,000 under the Housing and Planning Act 2016, as an alternative to prosecution for a range of housing offences, including failure to comply with an Improvement Notice. They wi... (read more)
Date: 06 Apr 2017

Ofgem cancels proposed changes to the Fuel Poor Network Extension Scheme
On 3 April 2017, Ofgem published a letter stating that it doesn’t plan to implement its proposed criteria change to the Fuel Poor Network Extension Scheme (FPNES), as it needs more time to consider the impacts of the change.
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Date: 04 Apr 2017

Second Contracts for Difference auction for renewable technologies launched
On 3 April BEIS launched the second Contracts for Difference auction, which will provide £290 million worth of funding to support the development of clean energy.
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Date: 04 Apr 2017

Annual statement of emissions for 2015, Domestic energy bills in 2016 and other BEIS statistical releases
On 30 March 2017, BEIS published its eighth annual statement of emissions, required under section 16 of the Climate Change Act 2008, setting out the steps taken to calculate the net UK carbon account in respect of 2015.
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Date: 31 Mar 2017

BEIS Analysis Report on the Green Deal Communities Private Rented Sector funding
On 30 March 2017, The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy published a research and analysis report titled Evaluation of the Green Deal Communities Private Rented Sector funding.
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Date: 31 Mar 2017

EPC Data now available
The Department for Communities and Local Government has provided access to energy performance of buildings data via the Open Data Communities website at: https://epc.opendatacommunities.org
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Date: 31 Mar 2017

ECO2t extension to the Energy Company Obligation commences
On 29 March 2017, the Electricity and Gas (Energy Company Obligation) (Amendment) Order 2017 came into force, extending the Energy Company Obligation (ECO) until September 2018 and introducing a number of changes to the scheme rules commencing on ... (read more)
Date: 30 Mar 2017