Do Heat Pumps save you money and are they reliable?
Heat pumps are the mainstay of UK government policy in decarbonising our home heating. Currently, 95% of UK housing stock is heated by fossil fuels, mostly gas. Yet, the energy crisis has highlighted the need for us to move away … Continue reading
Green Deal failure – what a waste of energy and money!
So Green Deal, the Government’s big attempt to get households to cut their emissions, has ended up costing us £17,000 for each home that signed up. And worse still the reduction in CO2 is negligible. No surprise there. Well-intentioned maybe, … Continue reading
Beat the Green Deal fear – you can take your appliances with you
Radio 4’s You and Yours has revealed (June 2013) that fewer than 200 people have signed up for the Green Deal finance so far, even though almost 19,000 homes have been assessed. The major stumbling block to take-up seems to … Continue reading
Use your Green Deal cash back to buy a new fridge!
It seems DECC have gone the whole hog in trying to make the economic argument for the Green Deal in offering ‘early adopters’ a cash back sweetner. The Green Deal is the Government’s flagship carbon emissions policy designed to encourage … Continue reading
Green Deal or are we in the thick of it?
I want to be positive about an initiative that is aimed at reducing the UK’s greenhouse gas emissions and helping create a green economy, but I’m finding it hard to remain so about the Green Deal. With its whisper of … Continue reading