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More Homes to Stay Warm & Cosy this Winter – 17 September 2012

Thousands more Lincolnshire homes have become eligible for help under the Government’s Warm Front scheme since 12 September, when new regulations came into force............... More

Solar Panel Subsidies to be Cut Again – 29 May 2012

Subsidies for homeowners who install solar panels to generate electricity will be reduced from 1 August 2012. The subsidy, known as Feed In Tariff, will fall to 16 pence per unit of generated electricity from the current level of 21 pence. It will then fall every three months, depending on market conditions. The tariff dropped just recently in April from 43 pence............... More

Energy Performance Certificates Get a Facelift – 27 March 2012

New improved and redesigned Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) for domestic buildings will be introduced from 1 April 2012. An EPC is required by law whenever a home is sold or rented out. The content and format of EPCs will change significantly for the first time since they were introduced nearly 5 years ago.............. More

Check, Switch and Insulate – 18 October 2011

Energy bills have increased by more than £100 for most people since the summer. These price rises come at a time when consumers are already feeling the pinch from rising petrol prices and other household costs............. More

Inefficient Rental Homes to be Outlawed – 16 May 2011

It is going to be against the law to rent out a house that has an energy efficiency rating of less than ’E’ in its Energy Performance Certificate (EPC). Energy and Climate Change Secretary Chris Huhne announced the proposal last week at the Second Reading of the Energy Bill............. More

Energy Performance Certificates for Holiday Lets – 1 April 2011

Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) must be obtained for properties that are rented out as holiday lets with effect from 1 April 2011............ More

Energy Performance Certificates Not Performing – 1 March 2011

Energy Performance Certificates that should help people cut their energy bills are having no influence on four out of five homebuyers who see them............ More

Energy Performance Certificates to be Made Publicly Available – 1 February 2011

Information contained in properties’ Energy Performance Certificates will be made available to the general public under plans announced by the Government this week. Companies offering home energy-efficiency upgrades will be able to access information about properties from their Energy Performance Certificates and deliver tailored advice to individual homes............ More

Landlord Fines for Inefficient Homes – 2 November 2010

Landlords could be fined up to £5,000 for failing to insulate their properties............ More

HIPs are History – 20 May 2010

The Government has announced the immediate suspension of Home Information Packs (HIPs), which were introduced just 3 years ago by the previous government............ More

Money Saving Through Energy Efficiency – 2 February 2010

With the continuing freezing conditions and the average annual energy bill at £1,230, Grimsby Energy Performance Certificate provider Colin Childs from TheEnergyCounter.com offers some energy-efficiency tips that could lead to welcome energy bill savings for Lincolnshire householders........... More

Boiler Scrappage Scheme – 5 January 2010

Following the success of the car scrappage scheme, the Government has launched a boiler scrappage scheme to help 125,000 households replace outdated and inefficient heating systems. Under the scheme Lincolnshire households can trade in their old boilers in exchange for a £400 discount off a new model........... More

Are your appliances as green as you think? – 1 December 2009

Research published this week shows that some of the top selling household appliances may not be performing in accordance with claimed standards printed on their energy-efficiency labels.......... More

Cash in on Energy Price War – 13 October 2009

Lincolnshire householders are being advised that now is the time to shop around and switch energy providers after some of the UK’s biggest energy suppliers have waged an online energy price war.......... More

North East Lincolnshire Homes Greener than UK Average – 21 September 2009

Residents in North East Lincolnshire emit less greenhouse gas from their homes than the average UK resident. This compares favourably with North Lincolnshire residents who emit more than the national average. That is according to an analysis of Government figures carried out by Grimsby Energy Performance Certificate provider Colin Childs from TheEnergyCounter.com......... More

Don't be in the dark about energy-saving light bulbs – 2 September 2009

As the mandatory phase out of old-fashioned light bulbs starts this month, Grimsby Energy Assessor Colin Childs from TheEnergyCounter.com dispels some common myths......... More

Government targets inefficient homes using EPC results – 24 July 2009

The Government plans to give the Energy Saving Trust (EST) access to the information contained in domestic Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) so that they can identify and target the least energy efficient households......... More

The UK Low Carbon Transition Plan – 15 July 2009

The UK Low Carbon Transition Plan plots out how the UK will meet the cut in emissions set out in the budget of 34% on 1990 levels by 2020. A 21% reduction has already been delivered – equivalent to cutting emissions entirely from four cities the size of London........ More

The Government's consultation on Community Energy Saving Programme (CESP) has finished – 9 July 2009

The Government consulted on proposals for the Community Energy Saving Programme (CESP). The broad policy proposals for the design of the programme included........More

£2 million a year goes through the roof – 15 June 2009

£2 million a year goes through the roofs of North East Lincolnshire homes. That's according to Lincolnshire Energy Assessor Colin Childs from TheEnergyCounter.com. Whether you are interested in climate change or not, making your home more energy efficient could stop you wasting hundreds of pounds a year........ More