Posts Tagged ‘Installers’

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.

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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March Installer News

Thursday, March 19th, 2015

BuilderYES Energy Solutions’ contractor network – Green Deal Installer Hub, has just reached 2000 members!

Launched in December 2012, the website has helped hundreds of SME installers develop inline with the Government’s ECO and Green Deal schemes.

Read the Hub’s latest e-shot for more information, including other important updates for the installer industry…


March 2014 E-Shot
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New ECO Guidance
A new set of rules has been released by the industry regulator, Ofgem for installers working under the next phase of the Energy Company Obligation (ECO) scheme. There are a few major changes that will affect installers, especially those fitting gas heating or loft insulation.
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Outstanding HTT Cavity Measures
In 2013 a high volume of Hard to Treat Cavities (HTTC) were insulated. However Ofgem had serious concerns that the measures were not eligible under the ECO scheme and have since issued an extrapolation process which could impact Energy Company targets.
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GDHIF 3
Phase three of the Government’s popular Green Deal Home Improvement Fund (GDHIF) opened on Monday 16th March, offering householder’s cashback grants for insulation and heating improvements.
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The Hub Reaches 2000 Members
This week our 2000th member registered on Green Deal Installer Hub! We’re delighted that so many installers have joined our network to find out more about the latest industry news, views, projects and funding opportunities.
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Rogue Traders Threaten Green Deal Reputation
One in ten Green Deal Approved companies have had their accreditation removed due to unlawful practices, a Telegraph article has stated.
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Barker Blames Big 6 for Green Deal Failures
Former Climate Change Minister, Greg Barker has stated that the Big Six Energy Companies have ‘no interest in real energy efficiency.’
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Free Energy Management Training for Sheffield City Region Installers
Installers based in the Sheffield City Region can access free training courses covering Energy Management and Carbon Awareness at Barnsley College.
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Could Bio-energy be the Future?
A new report from the Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) indicates that Bio-energy has the potential to revive the UK energy market.
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Jan 2015 Installer News

Friday, January 23rd, 2015

We’ve just published our latest e-shot for our installer network covering the latest Green Deal and ECO news.

Installer-with-ECO-CardIn this January 2015 edition, we cover: the Energy Minister’s latest warning regarding bogus marketing techniques, a brand new fuel poverty report and how the salary details of the CEO of the recently bailed out Green Deal Finance Company has sparked outrage amongst campaigners.

If you’re an installer looking for advice, training or funding opportunities, visit:
www.greendealinstallerhub.co.uk

Jan 2015 E-Shot:-

Government Warning Over Green Deal Mis-selling
Government officials raise concerns over bogus marketing claims that are damaging the repetition of the Green Deal scheme.

The Fundamentals of Fuel Poverty Exposed
The UK think tank, Policy Exchange has published a new report which suggests that the national fuel poverty crisis is far more complicated than people realise.

Campaigners Criticise Salary Boost for Green Deal Finance Boss
Key industry campaigners have expressed their frustration after the head of The Green Deal Finance Company (TGDFC) was awarded with a ‘banker-style’ salary, despite the firm being bailed out by Government after facing liquidation.

ECO Guide for Local Authorities
YES Energy Solutions, manager of Green Deal Installer Hub, is working proactively with Local Authorities to try and encourage the uptake of ECO funded projects.

Government Support for Independent Energy Companies
The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) have been working with Ofgem, the industry regulator, to make it easier for new Energy Providers to enter the market.

Asbestos Protocol Breach
A businessman was fined £8,000 for not using licenced contractors to remove asbestos from a unit in North Wales.

 

YES Launch New Installer Division

Monday, 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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