In December, the Government announced changes to it's Energy Company Obligation (ECO) scheme.

ECO is a Government scheme comprising of three obligations called; Carbon Saving Community Obligation, Affordable Warmth Obligation, and Carbon Saving Obligation(CSO). It is the last of these that has been changed.

The Bristol based Centre for Sustainable Energy has launched a new, improved Home Energy Advice website, full of useful information to help householders love their homes. 

How does a Green Deal loan work? You get the work done without paying anything up front. Then the loan is repaid through your energy bill, because it will cost less to heat your home after the works have been done.

Find out more from our Green Deal FAQs.  

Can I get a grant?

The RHI tariff levels have been announced by the Department of Energy and Climate Change and are set at 7.3p/kWh for air source heat pumps; 12.2p/kWh for biomass boilers; 18.8p/kWh for ground source heat pumps and at least 19.2 p/kWh for solar thermal.

Use the Green Deal Wizard to find out how efficient your home is and how much it costs you to heat. 

Create a package of measures to make your home warmer, more efficient, and of course save you money.  Then explore the various financial options available to help you to manage the cost of improvements

 

Making energy saving improvements to your property could increase its value by 14 per cent on average - and up to 38 per cent in some parts of England - new research released today by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) reveals.