Posts Tagged ‘Energy Saving’

Meet our new Chief Executive

Monday, November 28th, 2016

duncan-mccombieDuncan McCombie has become the new Chief Executive of YES Energy Solutions

He has taken over from Andrew Herbert, who after near three years at the helm will now be focusing on a new challenge closer to his home.

Duncan is the ideal successor, having fulfilled many senior roles at influential businesses including the Energy Saving Trust for Wales and Ireland, Thames Water and Energy & Utility Skills.

He has a diverse background in energy efficiency and the utilities sector, with a real passion for helping vulnerable people improve their quality of life.

Duncan is keen to grow the company and build on the positive work Andrew has instigated.

Find out more about Duncan’s appointment

Park Home Insulation Video

Wednesday, June 8th, 2016

Watch our latest video showing the benefits of Park Home Insulation.

YES Energy Solutions has been working with residents in Park Homes to help them reduce their fuel bills and keep warm for less.

See the different installation stages and hear from residents who are now enjoying lower heating bills and warmer homes.

Find out more about Park Home Insulation.

Call: 01422 880100 (9am – 5pm, Mon – Fri) or Contact Us

The last six months

Wednesday, December 9th, 2015

It’s been an eventful six months at YES Energy Solutions.

Penguin Waving SlantedHaving won ECO funding in April to help vulnerable residents improve their heating facilities, we are now supporting a series of SME installers to expand their operations and target fuel poor communities.

We’ve teamed up Northern Gas Networks and soon will be implementing a project to help connect residents across Yorkshire to the mains gas grid.

Our external wall insulation project in Stamford is running at full pelt thanks to a proactive partnership with South Kesteven District Council.

And as the year draws to a close we have redefined our social values to ensure that all of our work focusses on reducing CO2 and alleviating fuel poverty.

Follow the links below for more information on our latest developments:

Fighting fuel poverty with E.ON
Since winning an ECO funding contract with E.ON, YES Energy Solutions has supported the developments of several SME installation firms and helped hundreds of householders out of fuel poverty.

Cooking on gas
YES Energy Solutions has joined forces with Northern Gas Networks, to help several vulnerable communities make the switch to a more cost effective household fuel.

Warmer homes in Stamford
Having recently insulated over 500 Council properties in South West Lincolnshire, YES Energy Solutions has recently won a new external wall insulation contract with South Kesteven District Council.

Say YES to solar
Despite the Government’s plans to reduce the Feed in Tariff subsidy, YES Energy Solutions has taken on a number of domestic and commercial solar PV projects.

Be Green, Be Gracious, Be Great!
We have implemented some new company values to ensure that our work always achieves our mission: to reduce CO2 and alleviate fuel poverty.

Affordable finance
Since the collapse of the Green Deal Finance scheme, householders have been struggling to find the means to invest in energy efficiency without breaking the bank. That’s why YES Energy Solutions has teamed up with Norton Finance to help make energy saving measures more affordable for our customers.

Installer benefits
During the last six months we have created a series of packages to help our Green Deal Installer Hub members develop their businesses and remain competitive.

 

Find out more about YES Energy Solutions and our partnership opportunities. Visit: www.yesenergysolutions.co.uk or call 01422 880100.

VAT, Government Cuts and Insulation Robots

Thursday, June 25th, 2015

Central Heating InstallerYES Energy Solutions provides an update on the latest developments affecting installers and the wider energy efficiency sector.

Find out how Government cuts could impact the Department of Energy and Climate Change, how VAT may increase for home efficiency measures and how robots could be the future of the insulation industry:

 

Green Deal Installer Hub – June E-Shot 2015

Will VAT Rates Rise for Energy Efficiency Measures?
The European Court has told the UK that the current tax breaks in place for energy saving measures are illegal under European law. This could means that measures such as insulation, solar panels and heat pumps would be affected by a VAT increase.
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Could Government Austerity Kill GDHIF?
An article published by the Independent suggests that the Green Deal Home Improvement Fund (GDHIF) could be the next casualty in the Government’s latest drive of austerity measures.
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Scotland Makes Energy Efficiency a National Priority
The Energy Bill Revolution has had a campaign breakthrough as the Scottish Government announces plans to make energy efficiency a ‘National Infrastructure Priority.’
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Energy Companies Over Achieve ECO 1
For the first time, installation figures have been published for the entire period of ECO 1 and ECO 1.2 (Jan 2013 – March 2015), showing that all Energy Companies exceeded their targets and are also making head way with their ECO 2 obligations.
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Industry Update for Installers DEC 2014

Thursday, December 18th, 2014

Xmas GDIHFollow the links below for the latest energy efficiency news and views for Green Deal Installers.

At YES Energy Solutions, we send out a monthly update to our installer network ‘Green Deal Installer Hub’ covering the latest policy announcements, project and events.

If you’re an installer looking to develop your skills in line with Green Deal and ECO: Join the Hub

Read our latest articles:

Green Deal Installer Hub: E-Shot DEC 2014

GDHIF Phase 2 – Going, Going, Gone
The latest funding stream for external solid wall insulation was fully allocated in just over 24 hours of the re-launch of the Government’s Green Deal Home Improvement Fund (GDHIF).

Bad News for Energy Companies – Good News for Fuel Poor Schemes
In the last few weeks Ofgem have fined energy suppliers and generators almost £55m for failure to meet their previous Community Energy Saving Programme (CESP) targets. The money accumulated will be used to fund a range of projects that support the energy needs of the most vulnerable households.

ECO Toolkit to Aid Installers
The industry regulators, Ofgem have released a new toolkit to help installers keep up to date with the latest modifications and updates to the Energy Company Obligation (ECO) scheme.

Have Your Say: New ECO 2 Consultation
Installers have an opportunity to make suggestions to how elements of the next phase of the Energy Company Obligation (ECO) Scheme will be administered by regulators.

Hull Green Deal – Opportunities for Installers
A £60m programme, designed to improve the energy efficiency standards of properties in Hull, aims to utilise local contractors to carry out installation work.

E.ON First of the Big Six to Meet ECO Targets
In early December E.ON became the first of the Big Six Energy Companies to announce that they had met their Energy Company Obligation (ECO) targets, three months ahead of the March 2015 deadline.

Major Energy Saving Scheme Calls On SMEs

Friday, November 28th, 2014

Installer-with-hard-hatSmall to medium sized installer organisations from Yorkshire will get the chance to join a major Government backed scheme which aims to improve the energy efficiency standards of over 28,000 homes across 10 Local Authority areas.

The Leeds City Region Green Deal is the latest scheme to help householders save energy through insulation, heating and renewable energy upgrades.

Funded through Energy Providers with Local Government backing, the scheme plans to create over 200 new jobs throughout the next three years. It is anticipated that 75% of the installations carried out on the programme will be undertaken by smaller installers.

Construction & Housing Yorkshire is working in partnership with YES Energy Solutions to help identify potential contractors to work on the scheme.

Local installers within the Leeds City Region can express their interest in joining the supply chain by registering their details on our Green Deal Installer Hub website: http://www.greendealinstallerhub.co.uk/leeds_city_region_green_deal.html

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Phase 2 of GDHIF – But is this just a reinvestment of funds?

Tuesday, 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: http://www.yesenergysolutions.co.uk/48,news,gdhif-round-two-is-it-really-new-money.html

YES Energy Solutions New Company Website

Friday, 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: www.yesenergysolutions.co.uk

Energy Conservation Company Moves to Calderdale

Monday, December 3rd, 2012

National energy efficiency consultants, Yorkshire Energy Services have relocated to Holywell Green in Calderdale.

Formally based in Huddersfield, the community interest company has developed a strong reputation after helping thousands of householders reduce fuel bills through a series of dynamic area based initiatives.

The move to Calderdale has gone hand in hand with company’s recent developments, providing a larger premise for a fast moving organisation.

Yorkshire Energy Services specialise in managing carbon reduction programmes on behalf of Local Authorities and have delivered some of the largest council endorsed home insulation schemes in the UK. The company has just fulfilled the final stage of Leeds City Council’s ‘Wrap Up Leeds’ scheme, implementing over 9,000 free cavity wall and loft insulation installs in Leeds homes.

After being selected as one of the Government’s pioneer Green Deal Providers, Yorkshire Energy Services is busier than ever and is in the process of developing bespoke programmes in partnership with Energy Providers and Public Sector Bodies.

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Why Not Have Loft Insulation at the Olympics?

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

What happens when two energy savers meet in the ring with rolls of loft insulation? Which homeowner will manage to cut down their opponents carbon footprint? Forget about the Olympics…we bring you Insulation Battle!