A Calderdale Council Report on home energy conservation plans for the next two years is critical of the new Green Deal and Energy Company Obligation policy. It advocates “more equitable”, publicly-funded home insulation and other measures to help householders save energy and reduce their energy bills. Calderdale Council Cabinet approved and adopted the Report at its May 2013 meeting. Continue reading →
An article in the online Guardian reports that many Tories are publicly opposing the Green Deal only days after its official launch – and, possibly as a result of the uncertainties this creates, many large companies which were expected to take part in providing Green Deal services to householders don’t seem very interested in the scheme. Continue reading →
I read some news that a Cambridge company has produced a very low-energy component for use in smart electricity meters and other digitally interactive devices – like fridges, washing machines, freezers, tumble driers, kitchen equipment and other consumer goods.
As all these things become digitally interconnected, they form part of the “internet of things” – a network of wireless frequencies which allows any smart (radio frequency identification tagged) object to be located, logged and monitored. Continue reading →
The new green team: Local government, sustainable energy, jobs & skills includes outlines of how local councils can create a revolving fund using income from the installation of renewables and FITs to help create a green team that would redeploy local council staff into delivering sustainable energy projects such as energy efficiency retrofits and renewables installation. Calderdale’s Energy Future mentions a new revolving loan fund without saying how it will work – could it be something like this? If anyone knows, please say.