Green Deal Installer Hub E-Shot Nov 2014

November 20th, 2014

Our November E-shot is out covering the latest news and views from the installer sector.

This month we look at: Ofgem’s new CSCO mapping tool, the latest proposal from the Energy Bill Revolution campaign and the potential fines Energy Companies could face for falling to deliver against their old CERT and CESP targets.


Green Deal Installer Hub
E-Shot Nov 2014

New Website to Identify CSCO Areas
Ofgem, the regulators of the Energy Company Obligation (ECO) have launched a free online tool designed to aid installations of energy efficiency measures under the Carbon Savings Community Obligation (CSCO).
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Green Crap Saves Householders £90 a Year – But Should It Be More?
Following David Cameron’s supposed comment about ‘cutting the green crap’ from energy bills, new data suggest that green policies have actually helped to reduce householder bills considerably.
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New energy efficiency investment would save UK households £4.95 billion a year
“Building the Future”, a new report published by The Energy Bill Revolution campaign, has piled pressure on Ministers to act to fix Britain’s badly insulated homes.
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Energy Companies to Face Fines for CERT & CESP Failures
The Telegraph has reported that the industry regulator Ofgem is preparing to fine major Energy Companies for their failure to meet their obligations under the CERT and CESP schemes that preceded ECO and Green Deal.
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YES Rebranded
Yorkshire Energy Services, the Provider behind Green Deal Installer Hub, will now be trading as YES Energy Solutions.
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Phase 2 of GDHIF – But is this just a reinvestment of funds?

November 11th, 2014

The Government’s Green Deal Home Improvement Fund (GDHIF) is to be re-launched in November with an additional £100m. But is this money simply a reinvestment of funds from past initiatives?

The popular cashback incentive for energy saving measures saw are surge of applications before shutting early in July. But will all of these installations actually happen?

Jos Mister of YES Energy Solutions investigates what’s really happening with GDHIF and how imminent voucher deadlines could be the lifeline for the next phase of the programme.

To read the full article visit:,news,gdhif-round-two-is-it-really-new-money.html

Boiler Packages for Everyone

August 28th, 2014

With another cold winter approaching, now is the perfect time to upgrade your old boiler.

The last thing you want is for your heating system to break down when you need it the most. With a new energy saving boiler, you can keep warm and reduce your fuel bills for years to come.

To help local residents prepare for the winter months, Yorkshire Energy Services’ installer division – YES Energy Solutions has launched three new boiler installation packages.

Homeowners across Yorkshire and Greater Manchester can now take advantage of affordable A-rated condensing boilers, that are professionally installed by industry approved, Gas Safe engineers.

YES Energy Solutions has a boiler package for everyone:

From £1,599 Inc VAT
• Glow-worm Flexicom 30 CX Combination Boiler
• Installed with standard pipe work* and system flush
• MagnaClean Filter (removes sludge)
• Digital programmer
• Brand new flue
• 2 Year Manufacturer’s Warranty (parts & labour)**

From £1,849 Inc VAT
• Glow-worm Ultracom 2 CXI Combination Boiler
• Installed with standard pipe work* and system flush
• MagnaClean Filter (removes sludge)
• Digital programmer
• Brand new flue
• 5 Year Manufacturer’s Warranty (parts & labour)**

From £2,249 Inc VAT
• Glow-worm Ultracom 2 CXI Combination Boiler
YES-ES-Logo-Web• Installed with standard pipe work* and system flush
• MagnaClean Filter (removes sludge)
• Digital programmer
• Brand new flue
• 5 Year Manufacturer’s Warranty (parts & labour)
• Glow-worm annual servicing programme for the full warranty period


The prices above are subject to technical survey and relate to a straight boiler swap. If you require a more extensive installation then the price will be verified at the survey stage.
* Standard pipe work includes up to 6 meters of copper piping. If any extra pipe work is required, this will be detailed in your quote as an additional cost.
**The Warranty is provided on condition that the boiler is serviced annually by a Gas Safe registered engineer.

Find out more about YES Energy Solutions’ boiler and central heating installations.
Call 0800 952 0036 or visit


New Cashback Scheme for Energy Efficiency

June 9th, 2014

The Government has launched the Green Deal Home Improvement Fund (GDHIF) – a new scheme which offers homeowners cashback when they invest in major energy saving services.

If you choose to improve your home’s energy efficiency, for a limited period you could claim money back for the installations carried out. (Subject to survey)

External solid wall insulationWhat’s on offer:

  • Homeowners that invest in external solid wall insulation can now claim up to £6,000 from the Government.
  • Residents that get two specific energy saving measures installed (e.g. a new boiler and double glazed windows) can claim £1,000 cashback.
  • If you have recently moved house in the last 12 months, you could get an additional £500 if you choose to invest in home efficiency improvements.

All measures must be installed by a Green Deal Approved installer.

See a full list of all the eligible energy saving measures for the GDHIF.

The Green Deal Home Improvement Fund replaces the Government’s old Cashback scheme which was launched last year. The new fund offers private residents a larger incentive for investing in high ticket home improvements.

External solid wall insulation is the primary focus of the initiative, as residents can now claim up to two thirds of the cost when having the work carried out.

Yorkshire Energy Services’ installations subsidiary – YES Energy Solutions are currently helping residents in Kirklees access the Green Deal Home Improvement Fund. The company has been working in the Almondbury and Cleckheaton areas to help local residents claim money back for external solid wall insulation.

Beverley Thorp, Business Development Manager at YES Energy Solutions explained:

‘We are delighted that the Government has now launched the Green Deal Home Improvement Fund. This will certainly help residents cover the majority of the installation costs. Many of them will be able to claim up to £6,000 Cackback towards the work.’

‘External solid wall insulation not only helps people save energy but it can also dramatically improve the visual appearance of a property. Thanks to the new scheme, people can improve the look and feel of their homes without breaking the bank!’

Yorkshire Energy Services is currently working with Kirklees Council to offer interest free loans* for energy saving home improvements. Residents in Almondbury or Cleckheaton that choose YES Energy Solutions as their external solid wall insulation installer will not only be able to claim money back through the Green Deal Home Improvement Fund, but could also take out a Kirklees Energy Help Loan to split the remaining cost into interest free monthly instalments.

*Subject to credit check. 8% Administration charge applies when taking out the loan.

Find out more about the Kirklees Energy Help Loan.

Get more information about the Green Deal Home Improvement Fund.

To find out if YES Energy Solutions are working in your area, contact 0800 952 0036 or visit

A BIG Energy Success!

March 17th, 2014

After saving an estimated 53,947 tonnes of CO2 emissions across Yorkshire and the Humber from 2010 – 2014, representatives of the BIG Energy Upgrade will meet on Friday 21st March to celebrate the scheme’s success and economic impact.

The pioneering programme helped improve the thermal efficiency of hundreds of ‘hard to treat’ homes and supported thousands of householders living in fuel poverty. It was the region’s first retrofit programme to adopt a ‘whole house, whole community’ approach to domestic energy efficiency.

The BIG Energy Upgrade supported 14 of the region’s most vulnerable neighbourhoods by offering funding and advice for home efficiency improvements including the installation of solid wall insulation. The programme was delivered by a consortium of diverse organisations including: six Local Authorities, Housing Associations, Yorkshire Energy Services CIC and the University of Sheffield.

Not only were whole communities renovated, but a multitude of jobs were created which helped boost the regional supply chain and the local economy. Activity in areas of Kirklees, Leeds, Barnsley, Doncaster, North Lincolnshire and North East Lincolnshire has left a positive impression with local residents and visitors and could well influence the future of community based energy efficiency schemes in the UK.

The BIG Energy Upgrade is part financed by the European Regional Development Fund Programme 2007 to 2013. The Department for Communities and Local Government is the managing authority for the European Regional Development Fund Programme which is one of the funds established by the European Commission to help local areas stimulate their economic development by investing in projects which support local businesses and create jobs. (For more information visit:

Find out more about the impacts of the BIG Energy Upgrade, visit:

Boiler Grants & Loans for Goole Householders

February 5th, 2014

If you own or privately rent a property in Goole (East Yorkshire), you could take advantage of a pioneering scheme for home heating improvements.

Yorkshire Energy Services’ installer subsidiary YES Energy Solutions, is working with the leading boiler manufacturer Glow-worm to help householders access grants and loans for boiler upgrades. The two companies are currently working across Goole promoting the Government’s ECO scheme, and highlighting the support available to eligible residents.

If you receive certain state benefits and your current boiler is not working efficiently, you could claim a grant to cover the cost of an ‘A’ rated replacement. Hundreds of householders could benefit and get energy efficient boilers installed at no cost.

For residents that don’t qualify for the ECO scheme, YES Energy Solutions are offering housholders the chance to take out low interest home improvement loans (subject to credit check).  Installation costs can be divided up into monthly instalments with the benefit of a no deposit guarantee.

The campaign in Goole was created off the back of a similar initiative managed in the East Midlands, where hundreds of homes received free or discounted boiler upgrades. Both YES Energy Solutions and Glow-worm share an ethical approach to project delivery and hope to reduce the instances of fuel poverty across the country.

Find out more about the Goole affordable heating scheme.

To book a free survey or to discuss the ECO scheme, contact YES Energy Solutions on: 0800 952 0036.

YES Energy Solutions New Company Website

December 6th, 2013

Yorkshire Energy Services’ installer division, YES Energy Solutions has launched a new company website.

Developed by Yorkshire web specialists MyCloud Media, the new site focuses on cost effective energy saving improvements for homeowners and private renters.

Potential customers can gather information about energy saving grants and schemes and find out which products and services can help them reduce their energy bills and carbon footprint.

Important home improvements such as external solid wall insulation and gas boiler upgrades are brought to the forefront, highlighting associated consumer benefits and cost savings.

The site was launched as part of a rebranding exercise to reflect YES Energy Solutions new position and product range. It’s a brand with a purpose – to offer householders across England a whole house approach to energy efficiency!

A new logo and strap line was developed by Huddersfield design agency Brown Dog, who worked closely with senior managers to revitalise the company’s commercial values and customer propositions.

YES Energy Solutions are Green Deal accredited installers and offer both heating and insulation products to householders throughout the country. The company was launched in 2010 as Yorkshire Energy Services’ wholly owned installer subsidiary.

To find out more about YES Energy Solutions visit the new website:

YES Launch New Installer Division

June 10th, 2013

YES Energy Solutions BrandYES Energy Solutions Ltd is the latest subsidiary company to be launched by the national energy efficiency specialists, Yorkshire Energy Services (YES).

Following an internal restructure, YES Energy Solutions was created to front the YES Group’s Green Deal and ECO (Energy Company Obligation) developments.

The new company will service householders across Yorkshire, Greater Manchester, Hampshire and the Midlands and will offer industry certified installations in central heating, insulation and renewable energy technologies.

Formerly YES Renewables Ltd, senior managers took the decision to rebrand the organisation in line with the industries’ current developments. YES Energy Solutions will also encompass the YES Group’s scheme management arm YES Projects Ltd.

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Insulate Hampshire An Award Winning Scheme

March 13th, 2013
Yorkshire Energy Services who oversaw the Insulate Hampshire Scheme has won the highly acclaimed Climate Week Award 2013, in the ‘Best Local Initiative’ category,  fighting off stiff competition from 3 other finalists.
The runners up in this category included The Greater London Authority, London Borough of Camden and the Lake District National Park Authority.
The Insulate Hampshire scheme was managed by Yorkshire Energy Services, on behalf of Hampshire County Council and 11 Local and District councils across Hampshire with funding from Scottish Power.
In the judge’s view Insulate Hampshire triumphed as a result of “The work they are doing to support the local community is a fantastic example of a simple yet effective solution to climate change, that not only is having a direct impact on thousands on residents, but equally has facilitated the dissemination of information on energy efficiency among the wider public”.

The Climate Week awards are held annually they recognise the achievements of individuals, business and communities with their efforts to combat climate change. Climate week is Britain’s biggest Climate change campaign.

Sarah Thomas, Project Manager for the Insulate Hampshire Scheme is delighted with the news:

“This is excellent news and a testament to the great teamwork involved in making this scheme as success, well done everyone”

Over the course of the scheme 18,500 measures of cavity wall and loft insulation were delivered. Together Hampshire residents are predicted to save £2 million in energy bills and over 9,000 tonnes of CO2 in the first year alone.
The winners of the 14 different categories were announced at an awards ceremony on the 4th March 2013, this was held at the House of Commons. Climate Week is a yearly event this year it runs from 4th March until 10th March for more information on the Climate week awards visit

Leading CIC Becomes Green Deal Provider

February 7th, 2013

Yorkshire Energy Services is the first community interest company (CIC) in the UK to become an official Green Deal Provider.

The company passed its accreditation on the 4th February 2013 and is now in the process of delivering key Green Deal demonstrator programmes across the country through its two subsidiary companies, YES Projects and YES Renewables.

From April 2013, Yorkshire Energy Services will be able to manage Green Deal finance and process both domestic and non domestic Green Deal plans on behalf of installers, advisors and householders.

Yorkshire Energy Services was authorised by the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, Ed Davey MP, the Green Deal Oversight and Registration Body (GD Orb) and was formally certified by the Department of Energy and Climate Change.

For more information on Yorkshire Energy Services’ Green Deal activity, contact 0800 052 7496 or visit