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APPG for Healthy Homes and Buildings Report
The All Party Parliamentary Group for Healthy Homes and Buildings has published a Green Paper titled Building our Future Laying the Foundations for Healthy Homes and Buildings, which sets out key recommendations on what needs to be done to ensure ... (read more)
Date: 15 Aug 2017

New NIA Communication for LAs and HAs
In response to requests from LAs and HAs, the National Insulation Association (NIA) is to introduce a new electronic communication targeted at LAs and HAs.
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Date: 11 Aug 2017

10 years of SuperHomes - 100 openings for 2017!
This year marks the 10th year of SuperHomes, the innovative and multi-award-winning national network of over 200 homes that have all reduced their carbon footprint by a minimum of 60%. To celebrate turning 10, SuperHomes is revitalising grassroots... (read more)
Date: 11 Aug 2017

ALEO News magazine Issue 48 now available - sponsored by A&M Energy Solutions
Issue 48, summer 2017, of the Association of Local Energy Officers’ magazine, ALEO News, is now available to download from the ALEO magazine webpage at: www.aleo.org.uk/magazine.
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Date: 10 Aug 2017

BEIS announce independent review into the cost of energy
On 6 August, the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Greg Clark, announced an independent review into the cost of energy, to be led by Professor Dieter Helm CBE.
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Date: 08 Aug 2017

Ofgem strategy for regulating the future energy system
Ofgem has published details of its new strategy for regulating the future energy system setting out its current priority actions to address the key challenges and opportunities that future changes could create for different aspects of the energy m... (read more)
Date: 07 Aug 2017

Met Office State of the UK Climate report 2016
The Met Office 3rd annual State of the UK Climate report, released on 27 July 2017, shows 2016 was the 13th warmest year since records began, in 1910.
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Date: 27 Jul 2017

Energy Consumption in the UK since 1970 and BEIS Statistical Reports and Guidance Documents
On 27 July 2017, BEIS published a report on energy consumption in the UK giving an overview of the trends and some key drivers that have influenced energy consumption in the UK since 1970.
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Date: 27 Jul 2017

BEIS Upgrading our Energy System Report and Faraday Challenge
On 24 July, Business and Energy Secretary Greg Clark launched a new policy paper titled Upgrading Our Energy System: Smart Systems and Flexibility Plan.
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Date: 25 Jul 2017

£150 million Warm Homes Funding
On 18 July, National Grid and Community Interest Company Affordable Warmth Solutions announced a new £150 million Warm Homes Fund to help make households in Great Britain warmer, healthier and cheaper to heat.
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Date: 24 Jul 2017

Ofgem statement on consumer summit for vulnerable customers
Ofgem has published a statement following its summit held in London on 17 July with consumer groups to discuss plans for protecting vulnerable customers.
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Date: 21 Jul 2017

Draft Green Paper - Building our Future: Laying the Foundations for Healthy Homes and Building
The All Party Parliamentary Group for Healthy Homes and Buildings have published a draft green paper titled Building our Future Laying the Foundations for Healthy Homes and Buildings, which will shortly be open for consultation.
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Date: 12 Jul 2017

UK Fuel Poverty Monitor 2016-17
NEA have published their 2016-17 UK Fuel Poverty Monitor report in response to the Government’s annual fuel poverty statistics.
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Date: 07 Jul 2017

ALEO Training-Day Conference presentation slides
Presentation slides from the ALEO Training-Day Conference - sponsored by A&M Energy Solutions - held in York on 3 July, are now available to download from the Conference website.
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Date: 07 Jul 2017

Ofgem proposals on prepayment meters installed under warrant and measures for a fairer more competitive energy market
In an open letter to Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, dated 3 July, Ofgem has announced its plans to deliver a fairer, more competitive market for all consumers.
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Date: 05 Jul 2017

CCC report confirms that bills and emissions have been reduced by EU energy efficiency rules
The BBC has reported on the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) latest Report to Parliament, published on 29 June 2017, which confirms that bills and emissions have been forced down since 2008 by EU energy efficiency rules, with appliances like frid... (read more)
Date: 03 Jul 2017

BEIS annual fuel poverty statistics report and experimental sub-regional fuel poverty statistics
The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) published its annual fuel poverty statistics report on 29 June 2017, giving the number of households living in fuel poverty in England, analysis of the composition of the fuel poor... (read more)
Date: 29 Jun 2017

Sustainable Homes - Safe as Houses Report
Campaigning consultancy Sustainable Homes published a new study on 21 June 2017, titled Safe as Houses, looking at the main sustainability issues in housing and provided evidence that environmental accreditation enhances performance in terms of su... (read more)
Date: 27 Jun 2017

Ofgem consultation: Standards of conduct for suppliers in the retail energy market
Ofgem has opened a consultation setting out its final proposals to amend the domestic and non-domestic Standards of Conduct (the Standards), to strengthen its ability to protect consumer interests by removing unnecessary prescriptive rules from th... (read more)
Date: 26 Jun 2017

Smart Energy GB in Communities Fund
A total of £255,000 is available to organisations able to help Smart Energy GB in Communities reach people over the age of 65, who have no internet access, with information about smart meters and how to use them in the home.
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Date: 19 Jun 2017

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

Western Power Distribution indicator maps
Western Power Distribution (WPD) have worked with the Centre for Sustainable Energy to undertake analysis to inform a better understanding of the nature, scale and distribution of different types of household vulnerability. This includes those who... (read more)
Date: 16 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

Lower electricity demand and fewer grid connections will reduce consumers bills
Ofgem has set out how proposed reductions in National Grid and distribution network companies’ allowances will benefit consumers.
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Date: 14 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