Thursday, 02 October 2014

The end is nigh for ECO

Proposed cuts to the energy company obligation have thrown social landlords’ retrofit plans into disarray. Nick Duxbury reveals just how bad the impact is likely to be - and it’s much worse than you thought

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    17/01/2014

    Nick Duxbury reports on the results of an ECO survey which reveal the potential impact on housing providers and their tenants from changes to the energy company obligation.

  • ‘Short-sighted’ ECO cuts will hit tenants

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    Consultation responses reveal sector’s initial reaction to DECC plans

  • Ed Davey launches ECO and green deal consultation

    5 March 2014

    Energy companies will have to do less work to improve the energy efficiency of Britain’s homes by 2015, under plans confirmed by energy secretary Ed Davey today.

  • Energy efficiency measures to ‘significantly lower'

    13 February 2014

    Cuts to part of the energy company obligation - the pot of money set aside by energy companies to fund energy saving work on ‘hard-to-treat’ homes - could be 70 per cent, much higher than expected.

  • RHP agrees fully ECO-funded retrofit deal

    31 January 2014

    Richmond Housing Partnership has agreed one of the first fully energy company obligation-funded major retrofit schemes since government cuts to the £1.3 billion-a-year subsidy progamme in December.

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  • A career fix

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