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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

CRC Phase 2: Schools out… in England only

Local Energy understands that a draft Statutory Instrument – the CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme Order 2013 – was laid before parliament on 4th March. The Order is expected to replace the current legislation by May, in time to implement revised … Continued

CRC costs: Will you pay more or less this year?

There is lots of detail in the CRC simplification document and it’s not immediately clear what the impact will be on this year’s annual report. It would be helpful to hear from public sector participants (and local authorities in particular) … Continued

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