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There may be partial funding available for training courses in Scotland through the Low Carbon Skills Fund operated through Skills Development Scotland (SDS). The application for funding requires to be made to SDS and approved by them prior to booking the training with Elmhurst. Our understanding is that 50% of the cost up to a maximum of £500 can be provided for eligible training and that companies can claim up to 25 episodes of training.
Phase 3 of the Scottish Government’s Green Homes Cashback scheme closed on 13 August because funding has been fully allocated. The Energy Saving Trust is now operating a waiting list for any customers who are still interested in registering their details to be issued with a voucher should further funding become available. Funding may become available as unclaimed vouchers begin to expire but we cannot guarantee that any further funding will become available or that
Households can now get a clear idea of the payments they could receive if they install a renewable heating system, thanks to a new online service. By tapping a few details about their property into the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) calculator, people can see instantly how much money they may be paid through the scheme, according to what type of renewable heating system they install. Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Climate Change, Amber Rudd MP
We have recently received the transitional arrangements for version 4.1.e and version 5.2.d of SBEM for Part L compliance and Energy Performance Certificates in Wales. The arrangements follow the revisions to Part L that come into effect from 31st July 2014. The transitional provisions in the Building Regulations require that applications submitted under Part L 2010 prior to 31 July 2014, will be able to continue to progress through to completion using SBEM 4.1.e,
The Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) is a mandatory energy assessment and energy saving identification scheme for large undertakings (and their corporate groups). The scheme applies throughout the UK. Once in effect, ESOS is set to mandate energy audits for over 9000 UK businesses (i.e. large organisations with more than 250 employees or a turnover in excess of €50M and balance sheet assets greater than €43m). This is particularly good news for Display Energy Certificate
Due to overwhelming popular demand, the Green Deal Home Improvement Fund is closed for applications with immediate effect. A surge in applications over the last two days means the allocated budget has now been reached. All applications received prior to the fund closing that satisfy the terms and conditions and meet the eligibility criteria will be honoured at the original rates. The Green Deal Home Improvement Fund was set up to help households in England
ECO Government response to the 5th March consultation has been released today. Please follow the links below for the relevant documents: . The Future of the Energy Company Obligation -Government response to the 5 March 2014 consultation - This document sets out the Government’s position on the proposals contained within ‘The Future of the Energy Company Obligation’ (ECO) consultation which was launched on 5 March 2014 and closed on 16 April 2014. Energy Companies Obligation (ECO): Guidance for Suppliers - The Energy Companies
An impressive public and industry response to the Green Deal Home Improvement Fund has seen more than £43million worth of vouchers issued in the first six weeks, and well over £50m applied for. 12,200 applications have been received and 7,925 households in England and Wales have received vouchers under the scheme, which offers people money back for making energy saving improvements to their home. We expect to have reached £50m in vouchers issued within the
Elmhurst Energy has reduced pricing for ECO software down to just £1 + VAT per submission from 1st July 2014. The price applies to our existing ECO customers and new sign-ups to the software. If you are an existing ECO software user, the new reduced charges will automatically apply to your submissions from 1st July. If you are new to ECO and want to find out more about signing up with Elmhurst, contact us at
DECC has published the governments response to the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) consultation. Regulations have been laid in Parliament to give legal effect to the scheme, and published guidance for potential scheme participants. A copy of the Government Response and DECC Guidance can be found at: www.gov.uk/government/consultations/energy-savings-opportunity-scheme. The Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme Regulations 2014 have been published on www.legislation.gov.uk. The Environment Agency, who have been appointed the scheme administrator for ESOS have