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Energy Efficiency

Increased reliance on gas could lead to UK power bill spikes, Ofgem chief warns

February 20, 2013
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The outgoing chief of the UK’s electricity and gas market regulator, Ofgem, has issued a warning about impending rises in the price of electricity and heating across the UK as the country’s reliance on imported gas as a fuel for power generation grows. The impending closure of nearly 10% of the UK’s electricity generation capacity [...]

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Solar panels for your home: A smart investment

January 29, 2013
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Considering installing solar panels for your home? Solar panels are one of the smartest investments a home can make these days, thanks to the UK’s feed-in tariff and the unprecedentedly low cost of solar panels. What does a household need to keep in mind when thinking about going solar? Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post [...]

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Household energy bills to increase 54% by 2020 in UK: BNEF

December 18, 2012

It’s no secret that electricity prices have been rising in the UK. In the last few months of 2012, all of the UK’s major 6 electricity retailers–E.ON the last among them–have announced impending or already active increases in their rates. The increases are not set to stop any time soon: investment analysts Bloomberg New Energy [...]

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PM Cameron praises community-based solar & decentralised energy

September 24, 2012
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Prime Minister David Cameron had words of praise for the role of decentralised energy in de-carbonising the UK’s economy at the opening ceremony of a 12.56kWp solar PV system at Eynsham’s village hall last week. Eynsham’s solar system has been installed as part of its People’s Power Station program, under which the community is pooling [...]

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Simplified Energy Building Model

September 7, 2012

The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) uses a nationally standardised assessment method for commercial buildings in the UK. All business owners, building consultants and surveyors need to be aware that new commercial buildings seeking planning permission will be assessed to ensure a carbon dioxide emissions standard is adhered to. Specifically, the Simplified Energy [...]

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Energy Efficiency saves thousands for Sheffield Hallam University

September 6, 2012

The University of Sheffield Hallam has invested in an impressive energy efficiency upgrade on its facilities that has resulted in a significant reduction in their energy bills. The example is now set for other UK universities to improve their efficiency and save money; however Solar Selections are aware that not all institutions have the spare capital required [...]

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