YES Energy Solutions has published the September 2015 E-shot for the members of the Green Deal Installer Hub network.
In this issue we provide an update of the proposed cuts to the Feed-in-Tariff scheme and what this means for the solar PV industry. We review reactions to other policy changes including the cuts to on shore wind subsidies and the future of the Energy Company Obligations (ECO) scheme.
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E-Shot Sept 2015:
Feed in Tariff Cuts
The Government is proposing to cut the Feed in Tariff incentive for solar PV by 87% in 2016.
Will ECO be extended?
Energy Professional blogger, Colin Anderson warns that thousands of jobs may be at risk if a decision to replace or extend the ECO scheme is not made soon.
Birmingham Energy Savers Scheme Closes
A major Council backed energy efficiency scheme, which planned to install insulation and heating measures in up to 60,000 Birmingham homes, has closed due to the recent shake up in Government policy.
HHCRO Funding Opportunity
There is still an opportunity for installers to claim HHCRO funding for eligible boiler replacements and insulation installs through YES Energy Solutions.
The UK’s second largest energy supplier, SSE plans to increase its rates by 9% in October 2012. Householders from across the country fear the domino effect as other major utilities review their tariffs.
SSE’s charge will add a further £8.53 a month to the average customer’s direct debit. If the rest of the ‘big six’ energy suppliers follow suite, thousands of families will feel the squeeze in time for yet another cold winter.
It’s no surprise that rising energy costs directly effects England’s most vulnerable. There are still thousands of householders living in the grips of fuel poverty and making critical sacrifices as they strive to keep warm in their homes.
Having worked within a multitude of fuel poor communities, energy efficiency consultancy, YES Projects is doing everything it can to help vulnerable householders combat rising fuel costs. In March 2011 the company launched a national free home insulation scheme, available to all homeowners and private renting tenants in England (subject to survey). Already hundreds of residents have benefited from the scheme and have reduced their energy usage.