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The Government has published guidance about the new minimum efficiency standard for privately rented commercial buildings, which has been welcomed by the industry for providing "vital clarity" to businesses. The energy efficiency regulations mean that private non-domestic landlords must ensure that properties they rent in England and Wales from April 2018 reach an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) of E before granting a tenancy to new or existing tenants.
As part of the Energy & Utilities Skills Partnership, which is owned and led by employers across the energy and utilities sector, a total of 27 energy, water and utility companies have come together to help address the skills gap in the sector. The strategy has been created to ensure the UK’s vital energy and utilities sector retains a safe, skilled, resilient and sustainable workforce.
The Government has published its long-awaited Housing White Paper. The document outlines how the Government is planning to fix the broken housing market and build more new homes across England in order to tackle the current housing crisis.
The UK Government has pledged to provide more help for householders struggling to pay their energy bills in its response to the consultation 'Energy Company Obligation (ECO): Help to Heat', which was open from 29th June 2016 to 17th August 2016 and received 236 formal responses. The Government has now published reforms to the ECO scheme, through which large suppliers have to deliver energy efficiency measures to homes in Britain.
Building on the work of the NCC’s first term, it makes a series of recommendations to government, setting out a comprehensive approach to protecting and improving England’s natural capital, including: the need for ambitious objectives in the 25 Year Environment Plan; a clear governance framework for implementing th
Greenstone Finance and Aurium Capital Markets yesterday announced the acquisition of the business behind the Green Deal loan scheme, which provided households with accessible financing to improve their homes with energy efficiency measures. These loans will continue to be offered and upheld under the group’s new ownership. They were originally introduced to address the fact that the UK has some of the least thermally efficient housing in Europe.
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