Posts Tagged ‘fuel poverty’

Fuel Poverty Campaigner of the Year

Wednesday, September 21st, 2016

YES Energy Solutions has been named ‘Fuel Poverty Campaigner of the Year’ at the 2016 National Energy Efficiency and Retrofit Awards.

YES Energy Solutions - Fuel Poverty Campaigner of the YearOn Friday 16th September, we were commended for our work in helping vulnerable people slash their fuel bills at the largest sustainable energy awards ceremony in the UK.

We took home the award for action against fuel poverty where we demonstrated our commitment to helping people from deprived communities access affordable heating and energy efficiency measures.

We also came second for ‘Funding Provider of the Year’ and third for ‘Project Management Company of the Year.’

Representatives of YES Energy Solutions met a broad range of energy efficiency advocates including Joanna Lumley OBE who presented the awards at the Hilton Metropole Hotel in Birmingham.

Find out more about YES Energy Solutions’ national award win


Penguins run for charity

Wednesday, July 13th, 2016

Would you sponsor seven penguins running a 5K?


YES Energy Solutions’ staff are taking on the Sheffield Big Fun Run Challenge this August to raise money for the international charity Renewable World.

Penguin Waving SlantedWe will be wearing penguin outfits to replicate our company mascot – Percy the Penguin!

Renewable World share our mission to reduce CO2 and alleviate fuel poverty. They work throughout the third world to help disadvantaged communities improve their quality of life through sustainable, low carbon technology.

Seven YES penguin runners will hit the tracks of the Rother Valley Country Park in Sheffield on the 14th August.

Lend your support to this fantastic cause and make a donation via our JustGiving Webpage: Support the Penguin Run

Feb Installer News

Friday, February 19th, 2016

Installer-with-LaptopRedundancies at British Gas, developments in Smart Meter displays and the latest file naming conventions for the ECO scheme – that’s some of the top stories in this month’s installer news update.

YES Energy Solutions manages Green Deal Installer Hub – an online resource to help SME contractors develop in line with the energy efficiency industry’s latest opportunities. We offer smaller installers a chance to access funding, training programmes and exclusive offers.

If you’re an installer – check out Green Deal Installer Hub

Read our latest update:

500 jobs expected to go at British Gas
British Gas are planning to cut 500 jobs as part of a companywide cost cutting plan. Most of the redundancies will fall in their cavity wall and loft insulation department.
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Energy meter readings from your phone
In the light of the national Smart Meter roll out, Energy Suppliers have been given the green light to trial the use of mobile apps to display remote energy meter readings.
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Battery storage for solar arrays – a future investment?
A new report into battery storage systems for rooftop solar suggests that unit prices are dropping significantly. If this pattern continues, the technology is likely to become a viable investment for householders by 2017.
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SMEs Tackle Fuel Poverty

Tuesday, October 20th, 2015

By distributing ECO funding, offering advice and training opportunities, YES Energy Solutions has helped many SME installer businesses develop and gain the necessary tools to support residents living in fuel poverty.

Central-Heating-Installer-2In the last financial year, we funded 14 SME installers and saved over 119,500 tonnes of CO2. This work helped hundreds of vulnerable residents save money on their fuel bills and improve the look and feel of their homes.

Our contracting network ‘Green Deal Installer Hub’ now has over 2000 members. Every month we communicate the latest funding opportunities, industry news and policy developments.

One recent Hub promotion helped a series of SMEs in the Leeds City Region gain PAS2030 accreditation at a discounted rate. This has enabled smaller contractors to work on Government backed schemes, access funding and directly support fuel poor communities.

Find out more about YES Energy Solutions’ SME infrastructure.

Making 5,000 Homes More Energy Efficient

Friday, January 16th, 2015

Find out how YES Energy Solutions have helped retro-fit over 5,000 homes, facilitate over 6,000 energy saving measures and saved 253,706 tonnes of CO2 during 2013-14.

We have just published our latest CIC Report which showcases all the projects and partnerships we were involved in during the last financial year. See how our critical work has helped improve the look and feel of some of the most deprived communities in the country and helped thousands of householders save energy and reduce their fuel bills.
CIC Report 13-14
Activity covered in this report includes:

•   Help to Heat Gas Connections
•   Funded Partner Network
•   West Yorkshire Green Deal Demonstrators
•   Insulate Hampshire Plus
•   Energy Help Loan
•   South Kesteven Insulation Scheme
•   Green Deal Cashback
•   Green Skills Exemplar
•   The BIG Energy Upgrade

Download the YES CIC Report 2013-14

Visit our Company Report Archive

Find out more about our social mission and drive for sustainable energy at:



Insulate Hampshire An Award Winning Scheme

Wednesday, 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

Green Deal & ECO to Fight UK Fuel Poverty Crisis

Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

Key players from across the sustainable energy industry will be gathering in York on the 21st September 2012 to attend NEA’s annual Fuel Poverty Forum.

The event, held at York Medical Society will be focussing on Green Deal and ECO (Energy Company Obligation) policy and will demonstrate how both schemes will attempt to aid fuel poor communities across the country.

Emma Kovaleski, Manager of the CEO’s Office at Yorkshire Energy Services will be speaking at the event and offering delegates’ insight into the Government’s Green Deal and ECO strategies. As one of the pioneer Green Deal Providers, Yorkshire Energy Services have been directly involved in the pilot programme and aims to offer support to small to medium sized enterprises (SME’s) wishing to join their Green Deal network.


SSE Fronts Energy Price Hike

Thursday, August 23rd, 2012

Cavity Wall InstallerThe 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.


Solutions for Fuel Poverty

Tuesday, February 28th, 2012

Journalists from the Independent have reported that almost 9 million Britons will be living in fuel poverty within the next 4 years unless the Government offset carbon taxes for vulnerable families.*

Worrying statistics reveal that fuel poverty has risen drastically since 2004. Energy experts now fear that unless a substantial amount of money is invested, the issue is likely to spiral out of control.

Householders said to be living in Fuel poverty spend more than 10% of their income on fuel just to keep warm in their homes. Yorkshire Energy Services are among a series of conservation specialists who are striving to tackle the issue head on.


YES Support Fuel Poverty Awareness Day

Thursday, February 9th, 2012

Yorkshire Energy Services are encouraging people across the country to insulate their homes and reduce their energy bills in support of Fuel Poverty Awareness Day.

The Huddersfield based Community Interest Company currently runs two council backed insulation schemes, on behalf of Hampshire County Council and most recently Leeds City Council, following on from the success of the Kirklees Warm Zone free insulation scheme.

The Department for Energy and Climate Change suggest that there are still around 10 million lofts (43% of UK homes) which remain unlagged; and 8 million empty cavity walls (42% of households across the UK) that fail to have the current recommended insulation levels.