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Social landlords shun renewable heat scheme due to upfront costs


Sector calls for more financial incentives and government tariff pledge

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£10m urban energy fund to launch imminently


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


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'


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.

Michael Gelling

Tenant body concern over gas access call


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


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


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


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

Kathleen Kelly

Tackling poverty post Lyons


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


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


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


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

Pete Apps

Rejoice or despair?


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


New towns - the European way


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


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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