Cadent Foundation grants £3m for ‘green doctors’ to tackle fuel poverty

The grant will enable Groundwork to expand its programme, deploying trained energy efficiency advisors in at least 10 priority locations, providing energy cost saving advice to thousands of vulnerable households

New Jersey adopts environmental justice law to protect minority communities

The legislation requires the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection to evaluate the environmental and public health impacts of certain facilities, including fossil fuel plants, on overburdened communities

New Green Homes Grant offers up to £10,000 for energy efficiency measures

Builders, plumbers and other tradespeople must register for TrustMark accreditation to provide their services for the installation of the measures

Government launches scheme to say goodbye to energy efficiency cowboys

Its new initiative aims to ensure tradesmen installing energy efficiency measures for low-income families will have to be trusted and certified

New £25m car scrappage scheme for low income Londoners

Drivers can get up to £2,000 for scrapping older and more polluting cars or motorcycles for cleaner ones

UK’s £6bn energy efficiency scheme to focus on fuel poor households

It will support energy-saving upgrades in more than one million homes over the next three and half years

Fewer UK families facing fuel poverty

The number of households in fuel poverty in the UK showed a “modest” fall, according to the Government. The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) published its annual report on Fuel Poverty Statistics today, which revealed the number of UK homes struggling to pay their energy bills fell from 4.75 million in 2010 to […]

Community partnership to help fuel poor homes

A new Government-funded initiative is being launched today to help bring cheaper energy to households across the UK, especially the fuel poor. The ‘Cheaper Energy Together’ project is a partnership of 30 organisations including charities, local authorities and housing associations and is aimed at providing collective and instant energy switching service to householders. This is […]

DECC consults on ‘in-use’ factors for ECO

DECC has released a consultation on implementing “in-use” factors in the ECO scheme. The Energy Company Obligation is a subsidy paid to energy companies for putting in measures to help the vulnerable and fuel poor by heating and insulating their homes. The “in-use” factors are applied to the performance of different insulation measures, which is […]