March newsletter

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New Community Energy Saving competition announced by DECC

DECC has published details of a new competition for community groups and other eligible organisations across England. Groups are invited to apply for the funding to “develop innovative energy-saving ideas that could help slash energy bills”. Local Authorities are not … Continued

Community Energy Strategy launched

On 27th January, DECC launched the UK’s first ever Community Energy Strategy. The general response from experts and NGOs is positive and implementation is expected to lead to the growth of thousands of local community energy organisations. The Secretary of State has … Continued

Local Energy newsletter: Join our new, free public sector network; CRC registration deadline approaches; latest on changes to ECO and Green Deal

The first Local Energy newsletter of 2014 has just been published. You can read the newsletter in full here. To receive future copies direct to your inbox, please complete your details in the ‘Join our mailing list’ box on the … Continued

Head of CBI attacks plans to reduce the feed-in tariff as government faces legal battle

John Cridland, director general of the CBI, has weighed in on the government’s highly contentious plans to reduce the feed-in tariff. Speaking at the CBI dinner in Derby on the 10th November, he called the plans “the latest in a … Continued

Renewable Heat Incentive gets green light after drastic biomass subsidy cut

The Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) scheme was given approval by the European Commission yesterday, and is due to be launched in November. The scheme had previously been delayed just hours before it was due to launch in September, as regulators … Continued

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