Energy efficiency

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England green homes scheme was ‘slam dunk fail’, says public accounts committee
Dame Meg Hillier says scheme cost £50m and delivered only a fraction of objectives

Sandra Laville

01, Dec, 2021 @6:00 AM

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We’re losing our green homes grant because of supply problems
We were told we would be able to get £5,000 towards insulation and an air source heat pump

Miles Brignall

29, Nov, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Plan to change Westminster’s historic gas street lights to LEDs sparks anger
Council says electrification better for environment and maintenance but some residents oppose move

Harriet Sherwood Arts and culture correspondent

21, Nov, 2021 @2:00 PM

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Thermal mix: a modest Canberra renovation holds and traps the sun
Using 80% less energy than average, an unassuming suburban home is winning architecture prizes for its imaginative revamp

Lisa Green

16, Nov, 2021 @4:30 PM

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Residents’ fears grow over risks from district heating networks
Central systems that serve a whole community are seen as green, but many are old and poorly maintained

Anna Tims

07, Nov, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Green mortgages: could your loan help make Britain greener?
Many of the UK’s biggest lenders now offer deals that reward buyers of energy efficient properties

Rupert Jones

06, Nov, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Heat pumps are practical and necessary | Letters
Letters: Readers respond to letters from readers who were sceptical about the practicality of replacing gas boilers with heat pumps

Letters

24, Oct, 2021 @4:43 PM

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Air source heat pumps: how the costs and savings stack up
The lowdown as householders are being urged to replace their old boilers with greener alternatives

Miles Brignall

23, Oct, 2021 @7:00 AM

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‘It’s been brilliant’: air source heat pump will recoup cost for owner
Wendy and Steve Knight could not be happier after changing an oil-fired boiler for a greener option

Miles Brignall

23, Oct, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Mortgage lenders need to warm up to energy-efficient homes
Government’s net zero plan wants to link energy upgrades to home financing, but policy details will be critical

Nils Pratley

19, Oct, 2021 @6:25 PM

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UK’s net zero strategy: what are the key policies?
Plans include replacing gas boilers with heat pumps and but no proposals for insulation

Jessica Elgot Chief political correspondent

19, Oct, 2021 @5:39 PM

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UK government explores mortgages tied to ‘green’ home improvements
Query over homeowners’ costs as government’s net zero strategy reveals lender targets to encourage energy efficiency

Kalyeena Makortoff Banking correspondent

19, Oct, 2021 @5:22 PM

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