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Inside Housing's quarterly sustainability magazine, bringing the latest green news, opinion and best practice to the social housing sector.

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Social landlords shun renewable heat scheme due to upfront costs

31/10/2014

Sector calls for more financial incentives and government tariff pledge

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£10m urban energy fund to launch imminently

31/10/2014

A £10m fund for urban community energy projects, which can be accessed by housing associations, is set to be launched within the coming weeks.

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Research reveals £81bn renewable energy projects planned

31/10/2014

More than £81bn of renewable energy projects are proposed over the next decade representing almost half of all infrastructure spending in the UK, new analysis has revealed.

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Case for government investment to reduce fuel poverty is 'strong'

30/10/2014

The business case for government investment in a major home energy efficiency infrastructure programme is ‘strong’ and could result in £4.95bn financial savings for UK households by 2030, according to a report released today.

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Tenant body concern over gas access call

28/10/2014

England’s largest social housing tenant body has spoken out against a campaign to give housing associations more powers to access homes for gas inspections.

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Contractor announced for second stage of Battersea redevelopment

28/10/2014

Skanska has won the contract for the second stage of the Battersea Power Station redevelopment, which is estimated to be worth around £750 million.

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What's on in the housing sector this week – 27 - 31 Oct

27/10/2014

A round-up of what’s happening in the housing sector this week – 27 - 31 October

More sustainability news

Mike Childs

Housing and the environment

24/10/2014

If you are an environmentalist you must be against building millions of new homes, right?

Kathleen Kelly

Tackling poverty post Lyons

17/10/2014

The Lyons review paves the way for new homes, but Kathleen Kelly says we need more to ensure housing protects against poverty.

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After the Lyons roar

17/10/2014

Although calls for a strategy to fix Britain’s broken housing market are not new, the Lyons review should be a catalyst for fresh thought and action to solve the housing crisis

Bill Randall

District heating is the way to go

10/10/2014

Although district heat networks have been around in the UK since the 50s, we should look to Sweden for inspiration, says Bill Randall

Director of sustainable development, Black Country Housing Group

Prepare for lights out

10/10/2014

Power cuts could return, so make sure you are ready for the worst

Pete Apps

Rejoice or despair?

08/10/2014

Progressive housing policies won’t see the sector rushing to vote Lib Dem, says Pete Apps

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New towns - the European way

01/10/2014

For some years, planning and economic consultancy Urbed has been organising trips for interested parties – developers, as well as local authorities – to some of the most impressive housing schemes on the continent.

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A lot of hot air

26/09/2014

Paul Ciniglio reveals the results of research conducted by First Wessex and the Zero Carbon Hub into the installations of mechanical ventilation with heat recovery

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